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Im calling an internet explorer session
using the following code:

Dim browser2 As InternetExplorer
'create the object
Set browser2 = CreateObject "InterNetExplorer.Application")
browser2.Visible = True
'open the web page
browser2.Navigate ("http://www.url.com")
browser2.FullScreen = True

The problem is when I specify fullscreen for the browser the address bar, buttons and menu bar dissappear.
How can I get a full screen browser but retain those items?

Thanks

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Question by:reido2
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by:AzraSound
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try this:

Dim IEobj As New SHDocVw.InternetExplorer


Private Sub Form_Load()
    IEobj.Navigate "www.opengl.org"
    IEobj.Visible = True
    SendKeys "{F11}"
End Sub

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by:GivenRandy
ID: 2805122
Use this:

browser2.TheaterMode = True
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by:AzraSound
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oops i forgot about the address bar

IEobj.addressbar = true
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by:reido2
ID: 2805217
Azrasound your solution has the same effect as givenrandy. This is all very well but it still doesn't look the same
as a maximized windows explorer.

I personally dont like the theatermode.

Any thoughts?
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AzraSound earned 200 total points
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maximized?  oh thats a different story...

Option Explicit
Private Declare Function ShowWindow Lib "User32" (ByVal Hwnd As Long, ByVal nCmdShow As Long) As Long

Const SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED = 3


Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Dim retval As Long
    Dim IEobj As New SHDocVw.InternetExplorer

    IEobj.Navigate "www.opengl.org"
    IEobj.Visible = True
    retval = ShowWindow(IEobj.Hwnd, SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED)

End Sub

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by:GivenRandy
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I'm not sure exactly what you want, then.
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by:reido2
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Thats the one I wanted. Cheers.
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