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HTML toText

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Submitted on: 2/19/2015 5:02:00 AM
By: Sergio P (from psc cd)  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 4 Users
Compatibility: VB 6.0
Views: 1441
 
     This little piece of code will strip all HTML tags from a web page. What your left with is pure text. I've seen a few approaches, one which took up 500 lines of code. And some guy is selling an HTML stripper for $250. Rediculous. This is my first post here. I just wanted to share and save someone some time.
 
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'**************************************
' Name: HTML toText
' Description:This little piece of code will strip all HTML tags from a web page. What your left with is pure text.
 
I've seen a few approaches, one which took up 500 lines of code. And some guy is selling an HTML stripper for $250. Rediculous.
This is my first post here. I just wanted to share and save someone some time.
' By: Sergio P (from psc cd)
'
' Assumes:Just paste it into your form or module and call it. Text1 = HTML2Text(HTMLString1)
'**************************************

Public Function HTML2Text(ByVal HTML As String) As String
Dim X As Long
Dim B As String
Dim String1 As String
Dim Counter As Long
X = 1
B$ = Mid(HTML, X, 1)
While Len(B$) = 1
B$ = Mid(HTML, X, 1)
If B$ = "<" Then Counter = Counter + 1
If Counter = 0 Then String1$ = String1$ + B$
If B$ = ">" And Counter <> 0 Then Counter = Counter - 1
X = X + 1
Wend
HTML2Text = String1
End Function


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