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HOW do i open an IE instance in the same process as my application's webbrowser process

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I have a webbrowser control in my application. The links in the page that is displayed in the webbrowser, which should be opened in new windows, do not open properly. (i'e, window.open(...)).
The problem is probably related to cookies. The cookie of the webbrowser is not shared with the newly opened instance of ie. (Not in the same process).

When i catch the OnNewWindow2 event of the webbrowser, and set the *ppDisp to another webbrowser in my application, it does open correctly. (The new webbrowser control is opened in the same process as the client who called it).

I'd like to be able to open a link in an IE window which is a part of my application.

I tried using the following code:
LPVOID * m_pIE;
HRESULT hr = CoCreateInstance(CLSID_InternetExplorer,
                               NULL,
                               CLSCTX_INPROC_SERVER,
                               IID_IWebBrowser2,
                               (void**)&m_pIE);
if (hr == S_OK)
     *ppDisp = (IDispatch*)m_pIE;

But since the InternetExplorer object is of type .EXE it is opened out-of-process.

If anyone has other ideas. Please share.
Or, if anyone knows where i can find code of IE browser application, so that i can add it to my code. Also helpful.
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Question by:Michal080800
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Hmm, the following article might provide an alternative:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q176792 ("HOWTO: Connect to a Running Instance of Internet Explorer (Q176792)")
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by:ackava
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Hi Michal,

If you do window.open from an html page then your code should work perfect if your cookies are set to be available for complete website, do you know that there are scopes of cookies, one is page, and one is complete website etc depends on what path you give, the cookie set for complete website are globly available from any instance of browser but in the same process, but if you call window.open then it is always the same process

I doubt your code for cookie itself, can you try your html code on browser rather then your application ans see if it works. If on browser also it works perfect then your code for cookie might be wrong, I also got same error in past then I used following code for cookies and it worked!!

I am here attaching cookie.js which will help you out to understand and write cookies.

function setCookie(name, value, expires, path, domain, secure)
{
    var curCookie = name + "=" + escape(value) +
          ((expires) ? "; expires=" +
                expires.toGMTString() : "") +
          ((path) ? "; path=" + path : "") +
          ((domain) ? "; domain=" + domain : "") +
          ((secure) ? "; secure" : "");
          document.cookie = curCookie;
}


// to set cookie call

setCookie("Name","Value","","/")

// specifying "/" means cookie in scope of whole website and accessible everywhere
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I'd say the Q is answered.
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