Visual Basic Web browser control alternative
Let's face it, when it comes to the visual basic web browser control the web browser control has not exactly been stable as Internet Explorer versions changed from Internet Explorer 62 Internet Explorer 72 Internet Explorer eight. I don't know about you but I never felt comfortable or secure about including the web browser control in any application I create because who knows how the web browser control is going to behave given the changing an unstable state of Internet Explorer as it relates to the web browser control. This code is a simple example of how you can create a user control that can be tweaked and modified to be a replacement for the web browser control. This user control demonstrates how you can create an instance of Internet Explorer and embedded objects within Internet Explorer as well as embedding Internet Explorer within objects. By using a call to create object to create an instance of Internet Explorer is much more stable. This code also shows you how to get the HWND of Internet Explorer.
By studying the code you will learn a lot of neat new things about creating and manipulating Internet Explorer as well as embedding other objects within it.
If you are as sick and tired of the web browser control in Visual Basic as I am in this web browser control alternative code may be just what you were looking for.
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If only development on the Mozilla ActiveX Control was continued, there would have been a superior alternative to IE. Also, if a WebKit ocx existed, VB Classic developers would have more choices.
Here's another way of dynamically creating the WebBrowser control:
Private WithEvents oTrident As VBControlExtender
Set oTrident = Me.Controls.Add("Shell.Explorer.2", "WebBrowser1")
This approach raises events from the control in a rather cumbersome manner though... (If this comment was disrespectful, please report it.)
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