Html Reader makes it easier for WPF WebBrowser users to access the Document property, and retrieve information from HTML pages. You'll no longer have to use MSHTML interfaces.
I'm a fan of oldies music, and I'm interested mainly in the history of 1950s-60s pop music. Most of my sources are Internet sites, like Last.fm, allmusic, and alike. I usually extract the information from HTML pages and save it to a database.
In the past I used a WinForm with a WebBrowser. The Document property of the WebBrowser exposes a .Net HtmlDocument object, which exposes a CLR Document Object Model, which, in turn, wraps the native browser DOM.
A year ago I started writing WPF projects. WPF has an equivalent WebBrowser Control, but its Document property exposes MSHTML objects – the native Internet Explorer DOM. MSHTML is a COM+ object model, a legacy from the 1990s, and it's not easy to work with.
A great regression for Microsoft, I would say.
So I wrote this small project according to my own needs: A lightweight DLL that reads information from an MSHTML Document. It can be extended to a full functioning CLR DOM, but I don't need it. If someone wants to participate and fill the rest – go ahead,