How To forum


Programming block (ouch)

by bromastiff / March 17, 2015 8:46 AM PDT

so my problem is this, i want to make a small separate program that i can use to search for keywords on specific websites, I'm using VB which I'm not sure is the right way to go about this

I'm having a heck of a time trying to start, all i need the program to do is let me type in a website like "" and then in another function be able to put keywords like "car parts" and have it list out every post with car parts in them

can anyone nudge me in the right direction, i know there are programs out their but i was hoping to practice a little but of programming and make something i would find useful to me

Thank you all for any help you can give me

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Programming block (ouch)
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Programming block (ouch)
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
So you want a web crawler?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 17, 2015 8:51 AM PDT
Collapse -
on the right track but...
by bromastiff / March 17, 2015 10:18 AM PDT

i need it to be more like a search function, where i can type in a series of keywords and have it display results leading me to those pages like if i search for webdesign then it will display those pages for me...the spider kind of helps but i would have to tinker with it a lot and im honestly not even sure how well it will handle this project,

thanks for the help though

Collapse -
Remember I take it you write code.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 17, 2015 10:45 AM PDT

Those crawlers wouldn't take much for a beginning programmer to add which site to crawl.

Your reply sounds like you didn't mean that you were going to write any code but were looking for a finished app?

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?