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Can I embed an IE control in a webpage?

jim
OK...Don't ask why - it'll just make ya mad. It makes me mad just thinking
about it. I swear....if I didn't need this job, I'd tell 'em where to embed
their webbrowser control. But, since I do need it, here are my questions...

Can I embed an IE activex control in a webpage? I basically would like to
be able to embed the same component used to create IE-based browsers into a
webpage.

Since IE is already on Windows PCs already, would they have to load or
register the component? I wouldn't think so.

Can I put it in a DIV that will resize with the page?

I Googled for an example of doing this (embedding an IE webbrowser control
in a freakin' webpage), but have come up dry so far. Anybody know of any
code showing such lunacy?

Thanks for your help!

jim
Sep 14 '07 #1
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jim wrote:
OK...Don't ask why - it'll just make ya mad. It makes me mad just thinking
about it. I swear....if I didn't need this job, I'd tell 'em where to embed
their webbrowser control. But, since I do need it, here are my questions...

Can I embed an IE activex control in a webpage? I basically would like to
be able to embed the same component used to create IE-based browsers into a
webpage.

Since IE is already on Windows PCs already, would they have to load or
register the component? I wouldn't think so.

Can I put it in a DIV that will resize with the page?

I Googled for an example of doing this (embedding an IE webbrowser control
in a freakin' webpage), but have come up dry so far. Anybody know of any
code showing such lunacy?

Thanks for your help!

jim

What is the goal? Wouldn't you get the same effect by just embedding the
activex control directly rather than embedding the IE control and
loading the activex control in it?

--
http://weblog.mkronline.com/
Sep 14 '07 #2
yes, though the users may be warned about running an active/x control.

you can get the same effect with an iframe (which is really a seperate
ie instance and has most of the same events).

you can put an iframe or active/x control in a div, but they will not
resize on their own. you will need client script to size them.

-- bruce (sqlwork.com)

jim wrote:
OK...Don't ask why - it'll just make ya mad. It makes me mad just thinking
about it. I swear....if I didn't need this job, I'd tell 'em where to embed
their webbrowser control. But, since I do need it, here are my questions...

Can I embed an IE activex control in a webpage? I basically would like to
be able to embed the same component used to create IE-based browsers into a
webpage.

Since IE is already on Windows PCs already, would they have to load or
register the component? I wouldn't think so.

Can I put it in a DIV that will resize with the page?

I Googled for an example of doing this (embedding an IE webbrowser control
in a freakin' webpage), but have come up dry so far. Anybody know of any
code showing such lunacy?

Thanks for your help!

jim

Sep 14 '07 #3
Even though you said "Don't ask why - it'll just make ya mad".

I'm curious on why in the world would you want the IE control embedded in a
web page?

"jim" <ji*@home.netwrote in message
news:oX******************@bignews8.bellsouth.net.. .
OK...Don't ask why - it'll just make ya mad. It makes me mad just
thinking about it. I swear....if I didn't need this job, I'd tell 'em
where to embed their webbrowser control. But, since I do need it, here
are my questions...

Can I embed an IE activex control in a webpage? I basically would like to
be able to embed the same component used to create IE-based browsers into
a webpage.

Since IE is already on Windows PCs already, would they have to load or
register the component? I wouldn't think so.

Can I put it in a DIV that will resize with the page?

I Googled for an example of doing this (embedding an IE webbrowser control
in a freakin' webpage), but have come up dry so far. Anybody know of any
code showing such lunacy?

Thanks for your help!

jim


Sep 14 '07 #4
jim

"Michael Robinson" <mk*@mkronline.comwrote in message
news:69***************************@ALLTEL.NET...
jim wrote:
>OK...Don't ask why - it'll just make ya mad. It makes me mad just
thinking about it. I swear....if I didn't need this job, I'd tell 'em
where to embed their webbrowser control. But, since I do need it, here
are my questions...

Can I embed an IE activex control in a webpage? I basically would like
to be able to embed the same component used to create IE-based browsers
into a webpage.

Since IE is already on Windows PCs already, would they have to load or
register the component? I wouldn't think so.

Can I put it in a DIV that will resize with the page?

I Googled for an example of doing this (embedding an IE webbrowser
control in a freakin' webpage), but have come up dry so far. Anybody
know of any code showing such lunacy?

Thanks for your help!

jim


What is the goal? Wouldn't you get the same effect by just embedding the
activex control directly rather than embedding the IE control and loading
the activex control in it?
The goal (as crazy as it sounds) is actually to have a web page with a
webbrowser control on it.

As far as I can tell (with the horrifically vague set of user specs I have
been given) the goal of the webpage is to teach veiwers how to use an
activex control in a webpage using the webbrowser control. From what I have
been able to glean from this jumble of specs, the end goal for this web page
is to tie together form and webform programming and move on to other activeX
controls in later lessons.

The idea of using the webbrowser control was one thought up by senior
management (who, of course, still can't program the time on their
microwaves). Evidentally the "big boss" thought it would be "cool" to host
one control inside another and the webbrowser control was the first thing
that fell from his crumbling grey mass.

I was assigned this task because they thought it would be a good learning
project for me. (Lucky me.)

Anyway....I have seen some controls hosted in web pages, and they seem to
need some type of class id. Is there a place that I can get this class id?
I assume it would be different for different versions of IE. I also assume
that version 6 of IE would be the most widely distributed version at this
time, and would probably be the one to us.

Know of any code samples that would show hosting activex controls in a div
or adding/removing activex controls dynamically? A dynamically created,
DIV-encased, hosted webbrowser control would be the holy grail of code
samples for this project.

I am Googling my butt off, but have not found a single example of a
webbrowser control being hosted in a web page.

Thanks so much for your help.

jim
Sep 14 '07 #5
jim

"bruce barker" <no****@nospam.comwrote in message
news:Oj**************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
yes, though the users may be warned about running an active/x control.
Even though it it already loaded and registered on their PC?
>
you can get the same effect with an iframe (which is really a seperate ie
instance and has most of the same events).
I think one of the goals of this project is to show the use of the
webbrowser control on a form and a web page and to show how the control can
be used exactly the same on both (with the same events, functions, etc.).
you can put an iframe or active/x control in a div, but they will not
resize on their own. you will need client script to size them.
Got it. Got any cool DIV resize code that I could learn from?
>
-- bruce (sqlwork.com)

jim wrote:
>OK...Don't ask why - it'll just make ya mad. It makes me mad just
thinking about it. I swear....if I didn't need this job, I'd tell 'em
where to embed their webbrowser control. But, since I do need it, here
are my questions...

Can I embed an IE activex control in a webpage? I basically would like
to be able to embed the same component used to create IE-based browsers
into a webpage.

Since IE is already on Windows PCs already, would they have to load or
register the component? I wouldn't think so.

Can I put it in a DIV that will resize with the page?

I Googled for an example of doing this (embedding an IE webbrowser
control in a freakin' webpage), but have come up dry so far. Anybody
know of any code showing such lunacy?

Thanks for your help!

jim
Sep 14 '07 #6
jim

"Mike" <Mi**@community.nospam.comwrote in message
news:Ou**************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
Even though you said "Don't ask why - it'll just make ya mad".

I'm curious on why in the world would you want the IE control embedded in
a web page?
The goal (as crazy as it sounds) is actually to have a web page with a
webbrowser control on it.

As far as I can tell (with the horrifically vague set of user specs I have
been given) the goal of the webpage is to teach veiwers how to use an
activex control in a webpage using the webbrowser control. From what I have
been able to glean from this jumble of specs, the end goal for this web page
is to tie together form and webform programming and move on to other activeX
controls in later lessons.

The idea of using the webbrowser control was one thought up by senior
management (who, of course, still can't program the time on their
microwaves). Evidentally the "big boss" thought it would be "cool" to host
one control inside another and the webbrowser control was the first thing
that fell from his crumbling grey mass.

I was assigned this task because they thought it would be a good learning
project for me. (Lucky me.)

Anyway....I have seen some controls hosted in web pages, and they seem to
need some type of class id. Is there a place that I can get this class id?
I assume it would be different for different versions of IE. I also assume
that version 6 of IE would be the most widely distributed version at this
time, and would probably be the one to us.

Know of any code samples that would show hosting activex controls in a div
or adding/removing activex controls dynamically? A dynamically created,
DIV-encased, hosted webbrowser control would be the holy grail of code
samples for this project.

I am Googling my butt off, but have not found a single example of a
webbrowser control being hosted in a web page.

Thanks so much for your help.

jim
Sep 14 '07 #7
jim wrote:
>What is the goal? Wouldn't you get the same effect by just embedding the
activex control directly rather than embedding the IE control and loading
the activex control in it?

The goal (as crazy as it sounds) is actually to have a web page with a
webbrowser control on it.

As far as I can tell (with the horrifically vague set of user specs I have
been given) the goal of the webpage is to teach veiwers how to use an
activex control in a webpage using the webbrowser control. From what I have
been able to glean from this jumble of specs, the end goal for this web page
is to tie together form and webform programming and move on to other activeX
controls in later lessons.

The idea of using the webbrowser control was one thought up by senior
management (who, of course, still can't program the time on their
microwaves). Evidentally the "big boss" thought it would be "cool" to host
one control inside another and the webbrowser control was the first thing
that fell from his crumbling grey mass.
In other words, there is no real goal at all. You are just doing it
because someone thought that it should be cool.

I can't help to think that it would be confusing to use a webbrowser
control as an example. Web programming is complicated enough, without
having a browser in the browser.

I really think that you should suggest to use a different control as an
example. A control that has even the slightest possibility to actually
be useful in a web page.
I was assigned this task because they thought it would be a good learning
project for me. (Lucky me.)

Anyway....I have seen some controls hosted in web pages, and they seem to
need some type of class id. Is there a place that I can get this class id?
I assume it would be different for different versions of IE. I also assume
that version 6 of IE would be the most widely distributed version at this
time, and would probably be the one to us.

Know of any code samples that would show hosting activex controls in a div
or adding/removing activex controls dynamically?A dynamically created,
DIV-encased, hosted webbrowser control would be the holy grail of code
samples for this project.

I am Googling my butt off, but have not found a single example of a
webbrowser control being hosted in a web page.
That's because they aren't. I have never ever even heard of anyone
wanting to do this, as it's entirely pointless.

--
Göran Andersson
_____
http://www.guffa.com
Sep 15 '07 #8
On 15 Sep, 00:52, "jim" <j...@home.netwrote:
"Mike" <M...@community.nospam.comwrote in message

news:Ou**************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
Even though you said "Don't ask why - it'll just make ya mad".
I'm curious on why in the world would you want the IE control embedded in
a web page?

The goal (as crazy as it sounds) is actually to have a web page with a
webbrowser control on it.

As far as I can tell (with the horrifically vague set of user specs I have
been given) the goal of the webpage is to teach veiwers how to use an
activex control in a webpage using the webbrowser control. From what I have
been able to glean from this jumble of specs, the end goal for this web page
is to tie together form and webform programming and move on to other activeX
controls in later lessons.

The idea of using the webbrowser control was one thought up by senior
management (who, of course, still can't program the time on their
microwaves). Evidentally the "big boss" thought it would be "cool" to host
one control inside another and the webbrowser control was the first thing
that fell from his crumbling grey mass.

I was assigned this task because they thought it would be a good learning
project for me. (Lucky me.)

Anyway....I have seen some controls hosted in web pages, and they seem to
need some type of class id. Is there a place that I can get this class id?
I assume it would be different for different versions of IE. I also assume
that version 6 of IE would be the most widely distributed version at this
time, and would probably be the one to us.

Know of any code samples that would show hosting activex controls in a div
or adding/removing activex controls dynamically? A dynamically created,
DIV-encased, hosted webbrowser control would be the holy grail of code
samples for this project.

I am Googling my butt off, but have not found a single example of a
webbrowser control being hosted in a web page.

Thanks so much for your help.

jim
Hi Jim

You have my sympathies if you are being driven by a boss who asks the
impossible because he/she doesn't know what he/she is talking about.

The best approach is to go back and agree what the actual (broader)
objective is and allow you to find the best solution.

I think you need to make it clear what the difference is between
client-side and server-side technology. ASP.NET uses Java-script to
create intelligent client-side behaviour to avoid round-trips (e.g.
validation controls) but it is not equipped to go much beyond that.
Active-X control simulation is not in its porfolio.

Unless of course anyone knows any different, but I doubt it.

Sep 15 '07 #9
jim

"Göran Andersson" <gu***@guffa.comwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
jim wrote:
>>What is the goal? Wouldn't you get the same effect by just embedding the
activex control directly rather than embedding the IE control and
loading the activex control in it?

The goal (as crazy as it sounds) is actually to have a web page with a
webbrowser control on it.

As far as I can tell (with the horrifically vague set of user specs I
have been given) the goal of the webpage is to teach veiwers how to use
an activex control in a webpage using the webbrowser control. From what
I have been able to glean from this jumble of specs, the end goal for
this web page is to tie together form and webform programming and move on
to other activeX controls in later lessons.

The idea of using the webbrowser control was one thought up by senior
management (who, of course, still can't program the time on their
microwaves). Evidentally the "big boss" thought it would be "cool" to
host one control inside another and the webbrowser control was the first
thing that fell from his crumbling grey mass.

In other words, there is no real goal at all. You are just doing it
because someone thought that it should be cool.

I can't help to think that it would be confusing to use a webbrowser
control as an example. Web programming is complicated enough, without
having a browser in the browser.

I really think that you should suggest to use a different control as an
example. A control that has even the slightest possibility to actually be
useful in a web page.
I *so* agree with you. I suggested a date picker control. It is useful in
both places, consumes less resources and is less confusing than this puzzle
wrapped in an enigma of a webpage that some (I hope) drunken manager
scribbled onto a bar napkin.
>
>I was assigned this task because they thought it would be a good learning
project for me. (Lucky me.)

Anyway....I have seen some controls hosted in web pages, and they seem to
need some type of class id. Is there a place that I can get this class
id? I assume it would be different for different versions of IE. I also
assume that version 6 of IE would be the most widely distributed version
at this time, and would probably be the one to us.

Know of any code samples that would show hosting activex controls in a
div or adding/removing activex controls dynamically?A dynamically
created, DIV-encased, hosted webbrowser control would be the holy grail
of code samples for this project.

I am Googling my butt off, but have not found a single example of a
webbrowser control being hosted in a web page.

That's because they aren't. I have never ever even heard of anyone wanting
to do this, as it's entirely pointless.
The only point here that I can see is keeping my job. Doing this is like
placing a calendar control inside another calendar control. Maybe you could
do it, but why would you?

Sometimes I think that people just get drunk with power and the "do it
because I say so" rule goes into effect. That seems to be the case here.

jim
Sep 16 '07 #10
jim

"Phil H" <go****@philphall.me.ukwrote in message
news:11**********************@o80g2000hse.googlegr oups.com...
On 15 Sep, 00:52, "jim" <j...@home.netwrote:
>"Mike" <M...@community.nospam.comwrote in message

news:Ou**************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
Even though you said "Don't ask why - it'll just make ya mad".
I'm curious on why in the world would you want the IE control embedded
in
a web page?

The goal (as crazy as it sounds) is actually to have a web page with a
webbrowser control on it.

As far as I can tell (with the horrifically vague set of user specs I
have
been given) the goal of the webpage is to teach veiwers how to use an
activex control in a webpage using the webbrowser control. From what I
have
been able to glean from this jumble of specs, the end goal for this web
page
is to tie together form and webform programming and move on to other
activeX
controls in later lessons.

The idea of using the webbrowser control was one thought up by senior
management (who, of course, still can't program the time on their
microwaves). Evidentally the "big boss" thought it would be "cool" to
host
one control inside another and the webbrowser control was the first thing
that fell from his crumbling grey mass.

I was assigned this task because they thought it would be a good learning
project for me. (Lucky me.)

Anyway....I have seen some controls hosted in web pages, and they seem to
need some type of class id. Is there a place that I can get this class
id?
I assume it would be different for different versions of IE. I also
assume
that version 6 of IE would be the most widely distributed version at this
time, and would probably be the one to us.

Know of any code samples that would show hosting activex controls in a
div
or adding/removing activex controls dynamically? A dynamically created,
DIV-encased, hosted webbrowser control would be the holy grail of code
samples for this project.

I am Googling my butt off, but have not found a single example of a
webbrowser control being hosted in a web page.

Thanks so much for your help.

jim

Hi Jim

You have my sympathies if you are being driven by a boss who asks the
impossible because he/she doesn't know what he/she is talking about.

The best approach is to go back and agree what the actual (broader)
objective is and allow you to find the best solution.

I think you need to make it clear what the difference is between
client-side and server-side technology. ASP.NET uses Java-script to
create intelligent client-side behaviour to avoid round-trips (e.g.
validation controls) but it is not equipped to go much beyond that.
Active-X control simulation is not in its porfolio.

Unless of course anyone knows any different, but I doubt it.
Thanks for the sound advice. Unfortunately sound advice is only useful when
dealing with beings capable of logical thought.

What *should* have happened was that management should have come up with a
goal and left it to the project leaders and workers to accomplish the goal.
Micromanagement like this will kill morale - and eventually the company.

Still looking though.....

jim
Sep 16 '07 #11
Well, you could replicate the browsing process by using the
HttpWebRequest object in .NET. You could create a UI that resembles a
browswer and then recreate the requests and responses. NOT FUN AT ALL,
but you COULD do it. :)

Sep 18 '07 #12
On Sep 14, 7:47 pm, "jim" <j...@home.netwrote:
"Michael Robinson" <m...@mkronline.comwrote in message

news:69***************************@ALLTEL.NET...


jim wrote:
OK...Don't ask why - it'll just make ya mad. It makes me mad just
thinking about it. I swear....if I didn't need this job, I'd tell 'em
where to embed their webbrowser control. But, since I do need it, here
are my questions...
Can I embed an IE activex control in a webpage? I basically would like
to be able to embed the same component used to create IE-based browsers
into a webpage.
Since IE is already on Windows PCs already, would they have to load or
register the component? I wouldn't think so.
Can I put it in a DIV that will resize with the page?
I Googled for an example of doing this (embedding an IE webbrowser
control in a freakin' webpage), but have come up dry so far. Anybody
know of any code showing such lunacy?
Thanks for your help!
jim
What is the goal? Wouldn't you get the same effect by just embedding the
activex control directly rather than embedding the IE control and loading
the activex control in it?

The goal (as crazy as it sounds) is actually to have a web page with a
webbrowser control on it.
Could you fake it? Would they know if you did?

I mean, you could take static images of IE, arrange them on a table,
have a text box "URL" input, and retrieve a web page... Are they dumb
enough to fall for it?

Sep 19 '07 #13
jim

"Larry Bud" <la**********@yahoo.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@g4g2000hsf.googlegrou ps.com...
On Sep 14, 7:47 pm, "jim" <j...@home.netwrote:
>"Michael Robinson" <m...@mkronline.comwrote in message

news:69***************************@ALLTEL.NET.. .


jim wrote:
OK...Don't ask why - it'll just make ya mad. It makes me mad just
thinking about it. I swear....if I didn't need this job, I'd tell 'em
where to embed their webbrowser control. But, since I do need it,
here
are my questions...
>Can I embed an IE activex control in a webpage? I basically would
like
to be able to embed the same component used to create IE-based
browsers
into a webpage.
>Since IE is already on Windows PCs already, would they have to load or
register the component? I wouldn't think so.
>Can I put it in a DIV that will resize with the page?
>I Googled for an example of doing this (embedding an IE webbrowser
control in a freakin' webpage), but have come up dry so far. Anybody
know of any code showing such lunacy?
>Thanks for your help!
>jim
What is the goal? Wouldn't you get the same effect by just embedding
the
activex control directly rather than embedding the IE control and
loading
the activex control in it?

The goal (as crazy as it sounds) is actually to have a web page with a
webbrowser control on it.

Could you fake it? Would they know if you did?

I mean, you could take static images of IE, arrange them on a table,
have a text box "URL" input, and retrieve a web page... Are they dumb
enough to fall for it?
They're dumb alright, but maybe not that dumb. I won't know what URL they
may type in to test the webpage.

jim
Sep 19 '07 #14
jim

"Donn Felker" <df*****@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@d55g2000hsg.googlegro ups.com...
Well, you could replicate the browsing process by using the
HttpWebRequest object in .NET. You could create a UI that resembles a
browswer and then recreate the requests and responses. NOT FUN AT ALL,
but you COULD do it. :)
I don't think it would act like a web page. From what I understand about
the HttpWebRequest object, it only returns the HTML (like the Inet control
used to in VB6). And, that wouldn't prove his point of using a webbrowser
control inside another webbrowser control.

These people will surf the webpage containing the control from within the
control just to prove the concept.

Well, they would - but they won't now because it just won't work. You can't
use a webbrowser control inside a webpage. It simply won't work.

At least that's what I'm telling him.

jim
Sep 20 '07 #15

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