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Using Internet Explorer as a VB control

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I am writing an email package in VB 5 Professional on Windows 95.
I want hypertext links in the email note to be active so that you can read a web page just by clicking on the address in the email.  Some have said to me that I should simply embed Internet Explorer in the VB form I have designed, so that I convert all the emails to HTML, and then can click on  any URLs in the email.

QUESTION:-  How do I embed Internet Explorer in a VB form, and , when I have done so, when I send an email to another person, will I have to strip out the HTML tags?

Thanks.

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There is a 'Microsoft Internet Controls' Custom control.  It allows you to go to a web page via the command WebBrowser1.Navigate(URL As String)  Where webbrowser1 is a internet controls custom web browser control.  SHDOCVW.OCX is the file.  I believe I recieved the file when I went to www.microsoft.com/sitebuilder and that I already had another similar copy.  Try going to that site if you don't have the control already.  It automatically downloads when you browse there.  If not look for the control I mentioned above, 'Microsoft Internet Controls' in your Custom Controls dialog.  There are methods to check for Browse information before and after navigation.  I made a small web browser using this.  If you'd like to see the source code for my web browser, e-mail me at direwolf@emapnet.com

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Thanks.  Will check microsoft sitebuilder site
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I have investigated the sitebuilder site, and found everything as promised.  There was one big disappointment, however.  Apparently you can only distribute the final application including the "Microsoft Internet Control" to a user who already has Internet Explorer on his machine.

This makes the distribution of my prospective email package far too restricted.

Thanks anyway.
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