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How Can I Capture a HTML document as an image?

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I'm very impressed with new GDIPlus management and SreenCapture management UDFs.

I'm looking for a way, save a whole page browsed in IE as an image.

Using _ScreenCapture_CaptureWnd() only captures what is drawn on the window, so if the page is longer than the IE window not everything will be saved in the image.

After a bit of search around the web I've found this page http://www.codeproject.com/KB/IP/htmlimagecapture.aspx explaining that MSHTML has a IHTMLElementRender interface which include a DrawToDC() function http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/a...273(VS.85).aspx

Update: Another page gives another example which seems better as it handles opacity http://www.nathanm.com/ihtmlelementrender-opacity

I tried to understand how to use MSHTML within AutoIt and looked around the fourms



But I'm not that good and my attempts fail miserably.

1. Could some just show how to MSHTML interface/function after creating $oIE object

2 I guess it would be neat to add this as a new function in IE.au3 or ScreenCapture.au3



Edited by uteotw

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There was a related discussion of this here: http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=55885 It is certainly possible to do since there are tools mentioned in that post that use GDIPlus to accomplish it.

I personally have no need for it as I use PDFCreator and a product called PaperPort that offers a custom printer driver.


Free Internet Tools: DebugBar, AutoIt IE Builder, HTTP UDF, MODIV2, IE Developer Toolbar, IEDocMon, Fiddler, HTML Validator, WGet, curl

MSDN docs: InternetExplorer Object, Document Object, Overviews and Tutorials, DHTML Objects, DHTML Events, WinHttpRequest, XmlHttpRequest, Cross-Frame Scripting, Office object model

Automate input type=file (Related)

Alternative to _IECreateEmbedded? better: _IECreatePseudoEmbedded  Better Better?

IE.au3 issues with Vista - Workarounds

SciTe Debug mode - it's magic: #AutoIt3Wrapper_run_debug_mode=Y Doesn't work needs to be ripped out of the troubleshooting lexicon. It means that what you tried did not produce the results you expected. It begs the questions 1) what did you try?, 2) what did you expect? and 3) what happened instead?

Reproducer: a small (the smallest?) piece of stand-alone code that demonstrates your trouble

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