opening internet explorer without toolbar

Hello,
Is there a way to open internet explorer with
shellexecute command (from vb)  without the toolbar

thank you
LokresiaAsked:
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Richie_SimonettiConnect With a Mentor IT OperationsCommented:
So rry for so many post:
Use this find path to iexplore and pass it to shellexecute:

http://www.mvps.org/vbnet/code/system/findexecutable.htm
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COAtheGREATCommented:
This is without using shallexecute if it helps

include reference on Microsoft Internet Controls

  Dim ie As InternetExplorer
 
  Set ie = New InternetExplorer
 
  ie.ToolBar = False
  ie.Visible = True
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TimCotteeHead of Software ServicesCommented:
Use this:

Shell "iexplore -k http://www.geocities.com/TimCottee



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Richie_SimonettiIT OperationsCommented:
Tim, for a strange reason you code doesn't works in my w2k...
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TimCotteeHead of Software ServicesCommented:
I guess you got a 53 error, so did I when I actually tried it, I guess VB doesn't search the system's path for the file so you need to full path to ie's executable:

Shell "\program files\internet explorer\iexplore -k http://www.geocities.com/TimCottee"

This basically launches IE in kiosk mode with none of the toolbars etc.
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Richie_SimonettiIT OperationsCommented:
Yeah, i think so too but maybe ie is not installed in that path so hard code it is not a good idea.
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Chandramouli kArchitectCommented:
i guess -k will open in fullscreen mode.

kcm
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Richie_SimonettiIT OperationsCommented:
Lokresia, any progress, feedback on this?
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LokresiaAuthor Commented:
thank you for your help but I need the command
for shellexecute and not for shell
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Richie_SimonettiIT OperationsCommented:
Hummmm...
You can't use in that way. I mean:

Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long

Private Sub Form_Load()
ShellExecute Me.hwnd, "open", "http://www.geocities.com/TimCottee", "-k", vbNullString, vbNormal
End Sub

doesn't works nor

Private Sub Form_Load()
ShellExecute Me.hwnd, "open", "-k http://www.geocities.com/TimCottee", vbnullstring, vbNullString, vbNormal
End Sub

I think COAtheGREAT has the simplest way. If you don't want to use references, try with:
dim ie as object
Set ie = createobject("shdocvw.InternetExplorer")
 
 ie.ToolBar = False
 ie.Visible = True


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Richie_SimonettiIT OperationsCommented:
nor:
Private Sub Form_Load()
ShellExecute Me.hwnd, "open", "iexplore", "-k http://www.geocities.com/TimCottee", vbNullString, vbNormal
End Sub
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Richie_SimonettiIT OperationsCommented:
maybe....with full path (which i don't like it)
Private Sub Form_Load()
Dim ret As Long
ret = ShellExecute(0, "open", "C:\Archivos de programa\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe", "-k http://www.geocities.com/TimCottee", vbNullString, vbNormalFocus)
End Sub
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kodiakbearCommented:
Moving to the PAQ

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