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How to Read URL in Netscape

Keywords:    URL   dllHwnd("Netscape -")

Question:

How can I read the location line in Netscape. I tried using the control manager extender and was unsuccessful. It does not respond to EditText, LBText or CBText.

Answer:

What error do you get when you try to use the Control Manager? I looked at your question and threw together a script that accomplished a few things with the Netscape command line in a few minutes and I don't even know what I'm doing. Here is what worked for me, yours might be different depending on the output from the analysis script.
debug(1)
AddExtender("wwctl34I.dll")
openwnd=DllHwnd("Netscape")
editwnd1=cWndByID(openwnd,146)
editwnd2=cWndByID(editwnd1,25000)
window=cGetCBText(editwnd2)
line=cGetEditText(editwnd2)
message('Current line contents',line)
message('Current window contents',window)
cSetedittext(editwnd2, "http://www.windowware.com")
line=cGetEditText(editwnd2)
message('Success',strcat('Current line contents set to ',line))

Read URL (non-Control Manager Method):

If reading the current URL is what is desired, the following code seems to work for me (I got it from somewhere in the Winbatch site or BBS but don't recall where--kudos to the originator!)
dllname=strcat(DirWindows(1),"user32.dll")
user=dllLoad(dllname)
ns=dllHwnd("Netscape -")
n1=DLLCall(user, long:"GetWindow", long:ns, long:5)
n1=DLLCall(user, long:"GetWindow", long:n1, long:2)
n1=DLLCall(user, long:"GetWindow", long:n1, long:2)
n1=DLLCall(user, long:"GetWindow", long:n1, long:2)
n2=DLLCall(user, long:"GetWindow", long:n1, long:5)
n3=DLLCall(user, long:"GetWindow", long:n2, long:5)
bl=256 ; abritrary max len
buf=binaryAlloc(bl)
binaryEODset(buf,bl)

url=BinaryPeekStr(buf,0,DLLCall(user, long:"SendMessageA", long:n3, long:13, long:bl, lpbinary:buf)) 
dllFree(user) 
binaryFree(buf) 
item = askline (url, "Describe", url)
handle = IniWritePvt (`Settings`, item, url, "c:\urls\indices.ini")
exit
I haven't played with the code to see what else it discovers. The code as displayed, puts the current URL into the variable url, and I am asked for a description of the url (item). I keep urls I gather in an INI file that I later add to an indexed HTML file that servs as my home page.
Article ID:   W12511
Filename:   How to Read URL in Netscape.txt
File Created: 2017:07:28:13:58:27
Last Updated: 2001:03:02:14:37:12