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Adding an Ebay Search on Desktop?



Hi, I know you can add a google search and dictionary search, but can you add an ebay search? Any help is appreciated. Thanks

Perris Calderon

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Political User
well, you can save the search page to the desktop, available off line...if the actual search isn't available, this would be almost as good

then, after you do that, you can take it even further, and hack the source...edt the page to look how you want the searchbar to look.


I may actually be insane.
<form ACTION="http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll" METHOD="GET" onSubmit="isItemNumber(this); return false;">
<input TYPE="hidden" NAME="MfcISAPICommand" VALUE="GetResult">
<input TYPE="hidden" NAME="cgiurl" VALUE="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/">
<input type="hidden" name="ht" value="1"><input type="hidden" name="from" value="R7">
<input TYPE="hidden" NAME="SortProperty" VALUE="MetaEndSort">
<input NAME="query" SIZE="12" MAXLENGTH="100"> <input TYPE="SUBMIT" VALUE="Search">
[madmatt.edit]had to add in the end form tag, it was causing an error with posting a new thread.[/edit]


Bow Down to the King
Political User
did you test that? =)
betcha it errors.

why? no javascript function present, except you call one in the "onSubmit". =)


I may actually be insane.
i did test it actually, and it worked fine, ner ner :D
it was just a quick rip from the eBay site, just slapped the code in a file and did a search, all seemed well ... but most things do to me when im half asleep :p


Bow Down to the King
Political User
well, you should remove the javascript call. you won't see it error on your desktop (no status bar). but if you add target="_new" in the opening FORM tag, then try it, you will see an error message in the status bar. try it =)

I am not picking on you either, just making you aware =)


I may actually be insane.
heh, like i say i was half asleep, and as always... multi-tasking :p
Good job you pointed it out tho, wouldn't want people using dodgey code would we :)


Bow Down to the King
Political User
<title>Active Desktop: eBay Search</title>
<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF">

<form name="searchform" action="http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll" method="GET" target="_new">
<input type="hidden" name="krd" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="from" value="R8">
<input type="hidden" name="MfcISAPICommand" value="GetResult">
<input type="hidden" name="ht" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="SortProperty" value="MetaEndSort">

eBay Search<br>
<input type="text" name="query" size="55" value=""><br>
<input type="submit" value="Search">

official madmatt active desktop tutorial release, will be added to the tutorial for future ref.

thanks to speedy for the head start.

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Electronic Punk wrote on Perris Calderon's profile.
All good still mate?
Hello, is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me ...
What a long strange trip it's been. =)

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