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Microsoft Web Browser COM control in VB .Net

Has anyone had success with using this Com control?

When I add it into my tool box and drop it into my form
it says in the
properties that the Document and LocationURL are read
only. (they are grayed out)

I am successful to get Media Play Com to work alright in
the form but can
not get Web Browser to work.

Maybe you can tell me there is another way to get HTML
browsing capability
inside a form?

I found a link on Google that seemed to be referencing
this issue but could
not get their code to compile
http://weblogs.asp.net/kaevans/archi...02/25/2936.asp
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Nov 20 '05 #1
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Cor
There is a difference between the adWebbrowser and the webbrowser

axshdocVw.dll and shdocVw.dll and only shdocVW.dll, are you using axshdocvw?

Cor
Nov 20 '05 #2
Cor
There is a difference between the adWebbrowser and the webbrowser

axshdocVw.dll and shdocVw.dll and only shdocVW.dll, are you using axshdocvw?

Cor
Nov 20 '05 #3
When I run the form with a Microsoft Web Browser
(shdocVw.dll ) i only get a white box. It is not obvious
how to feed the browser box an HTML file to read.

I searched on my drives and did not find a axshdocVw.dll.

I searched in the COM list and did not see an
adWebbrowser... is this a third party COM? If it is what
I need to finish the task...where to I get it?
If there are two methods for getting a browser control in
a form: Microsoft Web Browser AND AdWebbrowser...
What are the advantages of each?
-----Original Message-----
There is a difference between the adWebbrowser and the webbrowser
axshdocVw.dl l and shdocVw.dll and only shdocVW.dll, are you using axshdocvw?
Cor
.

Nov 20 '05 #4
When I run the form with a Microsoft Web Browser
(shdocVw.dll ) i only get a white box. It is not obvious
how to feed the browser box an HTML file to read.

I searched on my drives and did not find a axshdocVw.dll.

I searched in the COM list and did not see an
adWebbrowser... is this a third party COM? If it is what
I need to finish the task...where to I get it?
If there are two methods for getting a browser control in
a form: Microsoft Web Browser AND AdWebbrowser...
What are the advantages of each?
-----Original Message-----
There is a difference between the adWebbrowser and the webbrowser
axshdocVw.dl l and shdocVw.dll and only shdocVW.dll, are you using axshdocvw?
Cor
.

Nov 20 '05 #5
Cor
Hi Bob,

I never got things working with the shdocvw.dll the axdocvw.dll is I think
the compatible part from VB6 I put in the subject Charles than maybe Charles
can sees it and he can tell us what he is using.

Cor
Nov 20 '05 #6
Cor
Hi Bob,

I never got things working with the shdocvw.dll the axdocvw.dll is I think
the compatible part from VB6 I put in the subject Charles than maybe Charles
can sees it and he can tell us what he is using.

Cor
Nov 20 '05 #7
Hi Cor, Bob

Sorry, I was miles away (figuratively speaking).

Bob ...

The WebBrowser control is an ActiveX control, so when you add one to a form
in your .NET project, .NET adds a managed wrapper to it, which is what the
ax prefix means.

Once you have a WebBrowser control on your form, you will see
AxInterop.SHDoc Vw and Microsoft.mshtm l in the project references, in the
solution explorer. The former is concerned with the user interface and the
latter is concerned with the DOM.

The reason Document is greyed out, for example, is that it is an object that
provides access to the DOM. Its primary interface is mshtml.IHTMLDoc ument2,
but you can use DirectCast to get at other supported interfaces.

In the simplest case, suppose you want to navigate to an HTML page: in the
load event of your form put

AxWebBrowser1.N avigate2("http://www.microsoft.c om")

for example, to go to the Microsoft home page. Be aware that the page loads
asynchronously, so the call to Navigate2() will return immediately, and
certainly before the page has finished loading. If you want to access the
document you will need to handle the DocumentComplet e event of the browser
control, or wait until the readyState = "complete".

Sorry if this is a bit brief, but have a go, and post back with any further
problems.

HTH

Charles

"Cor" <no*@non.com> wrote in message
news:uy******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP09.phx.gbl...
Hi Bob,

I never got things working with the shdocvw.dll the axdocvw.dll is I think
the compatible part from VB6 I put in the subject Charles than maybe Charles can sees it and he can tell us what he is using.

Cor

Nov 20 '05 #8
Hi Cor, Bob

Sorry, I was miles away (figuratively speaking).

Bob ...

The WebBrowser control is an ActiveX control, so when you add one to a form
in your .NET project, .NET adds a managed wrapper to it, which is what the
ax prefix means.

Once you have a WebBrowser control on your form, you will see
AxInterop.SHDoc Vw and Microsoft.mshtm l in the project references, in the
solution explorer. The former is concerned with the user interface and the
latter is concerned with the DOM.

The reason Document is greyed out, for example, is that it is an object that
provides access to the DOM. Its primary interface is mshtml.IHTMLDoc ument2,
but you can use DirectCast to get at other supported interfaces.

In the simplest case, suppose you want to navigate to an HTML page: in the
load event of your form put

AxWebBrowser1.N avigate2("http://www.microsoft.c om")

for example, to go to the Microsoft home page. Be aware that the page loads
asynchronously, so the call to Navigate2() will return immediately, and
certainly before the page has finished loading. If you want to access the
document you will need to handle the DocumentComplet e event of the browser
control, or wait until the readyState = "complete".

Sorry if this is a bit brief, but have a go, and post back with any further
problems.

HTH

Charles

"Cor" <no*@non.com> wrote in message
news:uy******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP09.phx.gbl...
Hi Bob,

I never got things working with the shdocvw.dll the axdocvw.dll is I think
the compatible part from VB6 I put in the subject Charles than maybe Charles can sees it and he can tell us what he is using.

Cor

Nov 20 '05 #9
Cor
Hi Charles,

The main problem is that I never could use the Shdocvw (when I did want all
the benefits) directly but always the axshdocvw.

(And maybe a little bit lazy when I saw it did not go and the axshdovw did
work fine, not check it really very deep)

How is that with you, do you use the Shdocvw withouth the AxShdocvw.

Cor
Nov 20 '05 #10

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