Response Extract Method (ExtractionCursor, String, String, String, Boolean)C# API
Extracts text from the response content - everything between (but not including) the specified before and after string objects - returning the defaultValue if they cannot be found, and specifying whether the search will be case-sensitive.

Namespace: Facilita.Web
Assembly: clrWebBrowser (in clrWebBrowser.dll) Version: 9.4.0.26 (1.0.0.0)
Syntax

public string Extract(
	ExtractionCursor cursor,
	string before,
	string after,
	string defaultValue,
	bool caseSensitive
)

Parameters

cursor
Type: Facilita.Native ExtractionCursor
An ExtractionCursor object to store the success/failure of the action, and the index in the response at which the match was found.
before
Type: System String
This text is searched for in the response content, and the returned string starts immediately after this text occurs in the content.
after
Type: System String
This text is searched for in the response content after the before text has been found, and the returned string ends immediately before this text occurs in the content.
defaultValue
Type: System String
The value to return if either the before or after text cannot be found.
caseSensitive
Type: System Boolean
true if the search should be case-sensitive.

Return Value

The extracted text, or defaultValue if the extract failed.
Remarks

Information about the success/failure of this method will be stored in the ExtractionCursor object passed.
Examples

The following example demonstrates extracting text from a HTML Response.
Response response = request.Send();
ExtractionCursor cursor = new ExtractionCursor();

// extract the value from the HTML text, defaulting to "Joe Jones" if the value cannot be found 
// <input type="text" name="f_customer" size="32" maxlength="32" value="Joe Smith"> 
string extractedText = response.Extract(
                        cursor,
                        "value=\"",
                        "\"",
                        "Joe Jones",
                        true);

if (cursor.Succeeded)
{
    WriteMessage(string.Format("The value {0} was found at position {1}", extractedText, cursor.Index));
}
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