Stories from the Web Crawling trenches in Visual Basic

Web Scraping with Visual Basic & ChatGPT

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Sep 25, 2023

Visual Basic provides a straightforward way to build web scrapers. ChatGPT is an AI assistant that can explain concepts and generate VB code for scraping.

Downloading Images from a Website with VB and HtmlAgilityPack

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Oct 15, 2023

Learn how to use Visual Basic and HtmlAgilityPack to download images from a Wikipedia page and extract data on dog breeds.

Scraping eBay Listings with Visual Basic and HtmlDocument in 2023

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Oct 5, 2023

eBay is a large online marketplace. This tutorial explains how to scrape and extract data from eBay listings using Visual Basic and the HtmlDocument library.

Scraping Booking.com Property Listings in Visual Basic in 2023

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Oct 15, 2023

Learn how to scrape property listings from Booking.com using Visual Basic and HtmlAgilityPack. Use HttpClient to fetch HTML content and extract details like property name, location, ratings. Scale your web scraping with Proxies API.

Scraping Multiple Pages in Visual Basic with HtmlAgilityPack and HttpClient

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Oct 15, 2023

Web scraping in Visual Basic using HtmlAgilityPack and HttpClient libraries to extract data from multiple pages. Use XPath queries and proxies for efficient data extraction.

Scraping Craigslist Listings with Visual Basic

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Oct 1, 2023

Learn how to scrape Craigslist apartment listings using Visual Basic and HtmlAgilityPack library. Avoid IP blocking with a rotating proxy server.

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