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Open Browser from VB with No scrolling.

OK, below is the code to open the window (most of it), everything works fine, EXCEPT.  There does not seem to be a default property to set scrolling = no.

By default you see a vertical scrollbar, I want to get rid of that.

Any ideas would be great, thanks.

Turbosig...

Set x = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
   
    x.Navigate strURL
    x.AddressBar = False
    x.FullScreen = False
    x.Top = 1
    x.Left = 1
    x.Width = 770
    x.Height = 577
    x.MenuBar = False
    x.RegisterAsBrowser = True
    x.Resizable = False
    x.Silent = False
    x.StatusBar = True
    x.ToolBar = False
    x.Visible = True
    x.Quit
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bobbit31Commented:
you could put a shape control over where the scrollbar would be so that the user wouldn't see it. (kludgy?)
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turbosigAuthor Commented:
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well actually the problem is that we need that extra 10px or so of real-estate.  our web page goes EXACTLY to the edge of the browser.

Using window.open, Showmodal, etc. from within a browser window allows you to open the next window without them visible.  This is necessary since out users use a standard 600x800 resolution, font, font size, etc. and our pages fit EXACTLY within that space, therefore we can not have the scrollbar 'cause it takes up space.
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bobbit31Commented:
in your html files: add <body scroll="no">
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samopalCommented:
Set x = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
 
   x.AddressBar = False
   x.FullScreen = False
   x.Top = 1
   x.Left = 1
   x.Width = 770
   x.Height = 577
   x.MenuBar = False
   x.Resizable = False
   x.StatusBar = True
   x.ToolBar = False

   x.Navigate strURL

   Do While x.Busy
      DoEvents
   Loop
   x.Document.body.Scroll = "no"
   x.Visible = True


   x.Quit
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turbosigAuthor Commented:
bobbit31 you were on the right track, but samopal is more along the lines of what I need.  I am not actually opening a web page.  I am actually pointing to a .exe file that controls a series of web pages, so the attribute can't be set within the page.

Also, samopal , you are on the right track and you will get points, but I did notice that your solution is only good for that "one" page hit.

If I use Window.Open and set scrlling = no, then for every page there is no scroll bar.  With this method, it is only valid for the first page opened, then when I click on a link, presto, it is back.

Well I am leaving for Vacation, be back in 6 days.  I am gonna see if I can get anymore help with this.  It may very well be "impossible".

Thanks,
Turbosig
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Richie_SimonettiIT OperationsCommented:
If i understood:

Paste this code in DocumentComplete event of WB1 control:
Private Sub WB1_DocumentComplete(ByVal pDisp As Object, URL As Variant)
If (pDisp Is WB1.Object) Then
    WB1.Document.body.setAttribute "scroll", "no"
End If
End Sub
VoilĂ !. say goodbye to scrollbar.
But, it has an awful behaviour: If you refresh the page, scroll bar shows again!.
To avoid this unwanted "error", we have to handle one more event.
Private Sub WB1_DownloadComplete()
  WB1.Document.body.setAttribute "scroll", "no"
End Sub
There is another way too, see the following code:
Private Sub WB1_DocumentComplete(ByVal pDisp As Object, URL As Variant)
If (pDisp Is WB1.Object) Then
    WB1.Document.body.style.overflow ="hidden"
End If
End Sub
You can implement this with an Internet Explorer Object, just as we have been reading from previous tips. I mean, instead of using wb1 object, declare an object variable (withevents) of type InternetExplorer and put that code inside appropiate event (DocumentComplete).
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Richie_SimonettiIT OperationsCommented:
For extensive explanation:
http://www.angelfire.com/realm/vb-shared/index.html

under "Internet Explorer/Web Browser - DOM Tips" link.
cheers
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DanRollinsCommented:
Hi turbosig,
It appears that you have forgotten this question. I will ask Community Support to close it unless you finalize it within 7 days. I will ask a Community Support Moderator to:

    Split points between: samopal and Richie_Simonetti

turbosig, if you think your question was not answered at all or if you need help, just post a new comment here; Community Support will help you.  DO NOT accept this comment as an answer.

EXPERTS: If you disagree with that recommendation, please post an explanatory comment.
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SpideyModCommented:
per recommendation

SpideyMod
Community Support Moderator @Experts Exchange


Richie_Simonetti: points for you at:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_20480774.html
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