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Default Using VB6 to populate a webserver html page?

I am trying to auto-populate a webserver html page using VB6 and the webbrowser control.

I can go to the URL, get it to auto log-in, and then change the URL to one of the site's webpages.....but I cannot populate a input type="file" field using the ".value" statementbecause (I understand) this is seen as a basic security risk by Microsoft and not allowed.

So, I am wondering if I can use Sendkeys or another method in VB6 to fill in the field, and if so, how do I identify the field, focus to it, and then use Sendkeys to populate it on the web page?

The problem is that the web page uses a "Browse" button to open a file dialog box so you can find and select the file you want, but I already know the name I want to select, and then there is a "Send" button once the file is selected. I can activate the Send button event no problem, but with no file name entered in the firmware file name field, I get an error returned.

The SECOND problem I have is that once you send the Send button event, a Java Alert box opens which has an "OK" button on it, which I havent figured out (yet) how to programmatically emulate and create a click event for in VB6.

I have browsed the web and experimented for a few nights to get further but have thus far not got any further in this quest. Any help or directions to a tutorial or example would be greatly appreciated.........

My (simple) VB6 code thus far;

  Dim starttimer, delaytime
  Dim url
Private Sub WebBrowser1_DocumentComplete(ByVal pDisp As Object, url As Variant)
  If url = "" Then
    WebBrowser1.Document.All("username").Value = "admin"
    WebBrowser1.Document.All("password").Value = "admin"
    delaytime = 5        ' wait for login to be completed
    Call TimerLoop1
    WebBrowser1.Navigate ""
    Exit Sub
  ElseIf url = "" Then
    ' need to identify "filename entry" field on cfg_update.html webpage and setfocus on it
    '  how ????
    SendKeys "C:/Updater/NewConfig.dat", True    ' send filename to filename entry field
    WebBrowser1.Document.All("submit").Click     ' click the "Send" button on the page
    Exit Sub
  End If
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Load()
    Timer1.Enabled = False
    DLstart = False
    WebBrowser1.Navigate ""
End Sub
Private Sub TimerLoop1()
  Timer1.Enabled = True
  starttimer1 = Timer
  Do While Timer < starttimer1 + delaytime
  Timer1.Enabled = False
End Sub
the relevant website source code is;

      &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<input type="file" name="firmware" />
    <p align="right">&nbsp;
      <input name="submit" type="submit" value="Send" onClick="alert('NOTE - This may take several minutes.\r\nPlease wait.');progress.style.display = 'inline';">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
  <span id="progress" style="display:none">
  	<p align="center"><img src="images/ajax-loader.gif"></p>
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