Html – How to parse an HTML in vb.net

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I would like to know if there is a simple way to parse HTML in vb.net.
I know that HTML is not sctrict subset of XML, but it would be nice if it could be treated that way. Is there anything out there that would let me parse HTML in an XML-like way in VB.net?

Best Solution

'add prog ref too: Microsoft.mshtml

'then on the page:

Imports mshtml

Function parseMyHtml(ByVal htmlToParse$) As String
    Dim htmlDocument As IHTMLDocument2 = New HTMLDocumentClass()
    htmlDocument.write(htmlToParse)
    htmlDocument.close()

    Dim allElements As IHTMLElementCollection = htmlDocument.body.all

    Dim allInputs As IHTMLElementCollection = allElements.tags("a")
    Dim element As IHTMLElement
    For Each element In allInputs
        element.title = element.innerText
    Next

    Return htmlDocument.body.innerHTML
End Function

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