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Auto login to websites from WinForms app

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 15, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Windows Application
I have a requirement where I need to open 3 websites in a browser, from a windows app. These have authentication,I want these sites to logged in when I open the website.I will have the credentials in a config file in Windows application. Is it possible to read the controls and post the credentials in the browser(IE)? It should be possible as per my knowledge,as it is already been done in QTP and WinRunner. Any help would be appreciated.Thanks.Ravi

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