Module: TwitterSearch in Category Internet/Web : Internet/Web from Total Visual SourceBook

Search for tweets (posts/messages) on using VBA and VB6.

Procedure Name Type Description
(Declarations) Declarations Declarations and private variables for the modTwitterSearch module.
SearchTwitter Procedure Searches Twitter for the passed string.
SearchTwitterHashTags Procedure Searches Twitter for all or any of the specified hastags.
SearchTwitter_Advanced Procedure Advanced Twitter searches for specific words, phrases, OR words, NOT words, hashtags, person, date ranges, etc. Words are assumed to be separated by spaces. To use another separator, modify the constant mcstrSep in the Declarations section of the module.
URLEncode Procedure Encodes a string so it can be passed to a URL.
LaunchURL Procedure Open the default Internet browser on the user's machine by specifying a URL (uniform resource locator).
' Examples of using the modTwitterSearch module for using VB6 and VBA to work with
' To use this example, create a new module and paste this code into it.
' Then run the procedures by putting the cursor in the procedure and pressing:
'    F5 to run it, or
'    F8 to step through it line-by-line (see the Debug menu for more options)

Private Sub Example_TwitterSearch()
  ' Comments: Example of a simple Twitter search that opens a Twitter page with the specified search phrase.

  Const cstrSearch As String = "Microsoft Access Email"

  ' General search
  Call SearchTwitter(cstrSearch)

  ' Exact search for the phrase
  Call SearchTwitter(cstrSearch, True)

End Sub

Private Sub Example_TwitterSearchHashTags()
  ' Comments: Example of a searching Twitter for all or any tweets with the specified hashtags

  ' Additional message search beyond the hashtag search
  Const cstrSearch As String = ""
  Const cstrHashTags As String = "fmsinc msaccess"

  ' Search for messages that have ALL the specified hash tags
  Call SearchTwitterHashTags(cstrSearch, cstrHashTags, True)

  ' Search for messages that have any of the specified hash tags
  Call SearchTwitterHashTags(cstrSearch, cstrHashTags, False)

End Sub

Private Sub Example_TwitterSearchAdvanced()
  ' Comments: Example of a searching Twitter tweets for a variety of search options

  ' Additional message search beyond the examples
  Const cstrSearch As String = ""

  ' Search for tweets with "Microsoft" or "Access" in it
  Call SearchTwitter_Advanced(cstrSearch, "Microsoft Access", "", "")

  ' Search for tweets with "Microsoft database" and not "Access"
  Call SearchTwitter_Advanced("Microsoft database", "", "access", "")

  ' Get all the tweets from fmsinc
  Call SearchTwitter_Advanced(cstrSearch, "", "", "", "fmsinc")

  ' Get all the tweets from fmsinc with a #MSACCESS hashtag
  Call SearchTwitter_Advanced(cstrSearch, "", "", "", "MSACCESS", "fmsinc")

  ' Get all tweets near the White House (geolocation searches are not accurate within Twitter)
  Call SearchTwitter_Advanced(cstrSearch, "", "", "", "", "", "", "White House")

End Sub

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