Solved

Using Internet Explorer as a VB control

Posted on 1997-05-16
3
329 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
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.

0
Comment
Question by:trimtrom
  • 2
3 Comments
 

Accepted Solution

by:
direwolf earned 100 total points
Comment Utility
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

Direwolf
0
 

Author Comment

by:trimtrom
Comment Utility
Thanks.  Will check microsoft sitebuilder site
0
 

Author Comment

by:trimtrom
Comment Utility
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.
0

Featured Post

Better Security Awareness With Threat Intelligence

See how one of the leading financial services organizations uses Recorded Future as part of a holistic threat intelligence program to promote security awareness and proactively and efficiently identify threats.

Join & Write a Comment

Background What I'm presenting in this article is the result of 2 conditions in my work area: We have a SQL Server production environment but no development or test environment; andWe have an MS Access front end using tables in SQL Server but we a…
I was working on a PowerPoint add-in the other day and a client asked me "can you implement a feature which processes a chart when it's pasted into a slide from another deck?". It got me wondering how to hook into built-in ribbon events in Office.
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…

763 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now