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

thank you
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Question by:Lokresia
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by:COAtheGREAT
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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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by:TimCottee
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Use this:

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



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by:Richie_Simonetti
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Tim, for a strange reason you code doesn't works in my w2k...
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by:TimCottee
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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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by:Richie_Simonetti
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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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by:kcm76
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i guess -k will open in fullscreen mode.

kcm
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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Lokresia, any progress, feedback on this?
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by:Lokresia
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thank you for your help but I need the command
for shellexecute and not for shell
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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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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by:Richie_Simonetti
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nor:
Private Sub Form_Load()
ShellExecute Me.hwnd, "open", "iexplore", "-k http://www.geocities.com/TimCottee", vbNullString, vbNormal
End Sub
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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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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Richie_Simonetti earned 40 total points
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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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Hi Lokresia,
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by:kodiakbear
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Moving to the PAQ

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