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Project Setup


After starting Visual Basic, as shown below, choose a Standard EXE as the project type you would like to create. From Project/Components add WebX as shown below.


Start Project



Add Component


The control has been added to the components toolbar in the IDE, as shown below. Double click on the icon to add it to the Form. Double click on a command button to also add it to the Form as shown below.



WebX Icon on Components Toolbar




WebX Component on Form.


Now add the following code to the Form:

Option Explicit

Private Sub Form_Load    

    ' Set up the Form

    Command1.Caption = "Start Server"

    Caption = "Server Stopped."

End Sub

Private Sub Command1_Click

    With WebX1

        ' Check the State of WebX and

        ' take appropriate action

        If .ServerRunning = False Then

            .ServerPort = 8888

            .VirtualPath = App.Path & "\html"


            Caption = "Server Running."

            Command1.Caption = "Stop Server"



            Caption = "Server Stopped."

            Command1.Caption = "Start Server"

        End If

    End With

End Sub

Visual Basic Code for Simple Web Server.


Run the program. If there are any errors, check for any typing mistakes that may have occurred. Once the program is running, open your web browser and go to the following URL: http://localhost:8888. When you go to the above URL, you should see the welcome page for the Simple Web Server example project. If you do not see it or receive any errors, carefully double-check your typing.