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Revision as of 23:05, 19 January 2008 by Thomas Linder Puls (talk | contribs) (categorized)

For downloading, there is a Windows API called URLDownloadToFile which can do the job. This API needs urlmon.dll which is present in all Windows.

In your program, add the lines:

class predicates
  urlDownloadToFile : (unsigned,string URL,string File,unsigned32 Reserved,unsigned Callback) -> unsigned32 Hresult
        language apicall as "URLDownloadToFile".
   urlDownloadToFile externally   % This needs urlmon.lib
class predicates
    doDownload : (string SourceURL, string Destfile).
  doDownload(SourceURL, Destfile) :-
        Hresult = uRLDownloadToFile(0,SourceURL,Destfile,0,0),
        common_exception::checkNoApiException(classInfo, Hresult, "URLDownloadToFile",
            [namedValue("SourceURL", string(SourceURL)), namedValue("Destfile", string(Destfile))]).

You will alo need to add urlmon.lib to your project, because URLDownloadToFile is not in the Visual Prolog libs.

urlmon.lib is part of the wikipedia:Microsoft Windows SDK.