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July 14, 2017 at 11:48 am

I have a script that I use to login to a website, and it's working. For my next step, I need to get a link from the


The text I need is


How would I capture it from this?


innerHTML : Main Menu
......more html stuff....
item title="Transfer In And Out" url="reports/TransferInAndOut2.asp?l=English"
item title="Seize Items" url="administration/SeizeReport.asp?l=English"
item title="File Upload Utility" url="administration/uploadprofileselector.aspx?l=English&uid=1234&oid=123456" >



July 14, 2017 at 12:54 pm

I can't even tell you how much I hate the Internet Explorer COM object. This isn't really a PowerShell question, understand, so you might also want to ask in a more dev-centric forum like StackOverflow. This COM object is also a little flakey in .NET, so be prepared to bang your head against a wall a bit.

AllElements is a collection; it doesn't have an innerHTML of its own. You might have better luck using getElementsByName(); you can get the named elements you want (e.g., their HTML tag name), and enumerate through that collection. But you can't pull innerHTML from a collection – you have to get an actual concrete element in order to use that.

If you just start with AllElements, you're going to have to enumerate that. If you pull the innerHTML for the entire page, you've just got a giant wedge of text and you're going to end up using a regular expression to match whatever you want, and it's going to be a lot harder.

July 14, 2017 at 1:02 pm

Thanks Don,

We have to upload some files to a website each morning, so I'm trying to automate that using PowerShell.
Thanks for the reply, I'll look into it.