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receiving an event when IE changes URLs

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Is it possible to write an ActiveX control that receives a URL changed event any time the IE browser in another window changes its URL?

I know the IWebBrowser interface publishes an event called NavigateComplete2(pDisp, url) - but thought this interface was used only for use as a container.

I would like to write an ActiveX control that sits in one window of IE and receives events about changes in a second window.

Let me know if you have any thoughts or ideas.

Thanks.

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How about using the Javascript OnLoad event?
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by:BrindleFly
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The JavaScript OnLoad() event can only be hooked if it appears on the HTML page that is loading.  I need to catch the change event from another window of the browser.  This window is not necessarily under my control - so JavaScript is out of the question.

My hope is to have an ActiveX control that hooks events coming from the browser.




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Look into the following KB article. The method allows you to capture the events fired by any newly created IE4 window.

FILE: IEHelper-Attaching to IE4 using a Browser Helper Object
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q179/2/30.asp
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