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May 23

Download Binary File Function within Microsoft VBScript

Taken on May 23th, 2010 from http://www.ericphelps.com/scripting/samples/BinaryDownload/index.htm by Eric.

It works perfect, just download your file with:

SaveWebBinary “http://server/file1.ext1″, “C:/file2.ext2″

Using this function:

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Function SaveWebBinary(strUrl, strFile) 'As Boolean
Const adTypeBinary = 1
Const adSaveCreateOverWrite = 2
Const ForWriting = 2
Dim web, varByteArray, strData, strBuffer, lngCounter, ado
    On Error Resume Next
    'Download the file with any available object
    Err.Clear
    Set web = Nothing
    Set web = CreateObject("WinHttp.WinHttpRequest.5.1")
    If web Is Nothing Then Set web = CreateObject("WinHttp.WinHttpRequest")
    If web Is Nothing Then Set web = CreateObject("MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP")
    If web Is Nothing Then Set web = CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")
    web.Open "GET", strURL, False
    web.Send
    If Err.Number <> 0 Then
        SaveWebBinary = False
        Set web = Nothing
        Exit Function
    End If
    If web.Status <> "200" Then
        SaveWebBinary = False
        Set web = Nothing
        Exit Function
    End If
    varByteArray = web.ResponseBody
    Set web = Nothing
    'Now save the file with any available method
    On Error Resume Next
    Set ado = Nothing
    Set ado = CreateObject("ADODB.Stream")
    If ado Is Nothing Then
        Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
        Set ts = fs.OpenTextFile(strFile, ForWriting, True)
        strData = ""
        strBuffer = ""
        For lngCounter = 0 to UBound(varByteArray)
            ts.Write Chr(255 And Ascb(Midb(varByteArray,lngCounter + 1, 1)))
        Next
        ts.Close
    Else
        ado.Type = adTypeBinary
        ado.Open
        ado.Write varByteArray
        ado.SaveToFile strFile, adSaveCreateOverWrite
        ado.Close
    End If
    SaveWebBinary = True
End Function

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