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Q: How To Programmatically Cause Browser To Refresh Itself?

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#1 James Hurst

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 04:43 PM

For a smoother workflow in building a webpage, I wrote a C# program which detects whenever I save the .html (or .aspx or whichever) file I'm editing, and FTPs it up to my webserver.

I have several other computers ("satelite hosts") on my desk running various browsers, and it would tickle my cooch if they would all instantly refresh themselves automatically. Maybe it's my ADD, but the fewer unnecessary little steps I have to do during development, the more focused my mind can be.

I can extend my program so that it signals a program that runs on each of those other computers, but then..

Q: HOW do we make IE, Firefox, or the other popular browsers, refresh themselves?

The workflow I'd like to have is that, each time I hit Ctrl-S to save my file, a chain reaction instantly happens, and all the other browsers are showing the update. If there's a significant time-delay, then the utility on my source-machine would show a little clock-face with an evolving color, and the same corresponding clock-face and color would appear on the satelite hosts when they are showing that same update.

I appreciate your masterly wisdom and your help. Thank you!

James Hurst

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Edited by KoanYorel, 01 July 2006 - 05:43 PM.

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