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Setup & IE Browser control question

If I develop an application with VB5 making use of the IE5 ActiveX....
What actually happens on a machine with IE3 when the Setup (for my app) is run? Must the end-user install IE5 too? Or, (hopefully!!), does the control get installed but leaving the existing browser alone?

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I believe you'll have to ship IE5 with your application. In our software we're using the Inet control - to be sure we warn our customers to have IE4SP2 or higher already installed before installing our software.

Yes, MS rules!

PRB: SHDOCVW.DLL Not Included in PDW Setup Package
Last reviewed: August 24, 1998
Article ID: Q191692


The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft Visual Basic Professional and Enterprise Editions for Windows, version 6.0

When you use the Package and Deployment Wizard (PDW) to create a setup package for a Visual Basic project that contains the Microsoft Internet Controls, the file Shdocvw.dll is not included in your setup package by the PDW.

Shdocvw.dll is a core component of Internet Explorer (IE). Under current redistribution policy you are not allowed to redistribute IE in your application. Therefore, Shdocvw.dll is not included in your setup package.

To enable the functionality of the Microsoft Internet Controls, users of your application are required to have Internet Explorer installed on their machines.

This behavior is by design.

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

   ARTICLE-ID: Q155969
   TITLE     : HOWTO: Distribute the WebBrowser Control


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