How to Control New Instance of IE

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I am doing IE automation.  Everything is fine until a new window is created.  How do I take control of this new window exactly like the original window?

Public WithEvents IE As InternetExplorer

Private Sub Form_Load()
   Set IE = New InternetExplorer
   IE.Visible = True
End Sub

Private Sub IE_NewWindow2(ppDisp As Object, Cancel As Boolean)
   Dim WBform1 As Form1
   Set WBform1 = New Form1
   Set WBform1.IE = New InternetExplorer
   Set ppDisp = WBform1.IE
End Sub

Setting ppDisp to WBform1.IE does not seem to work because the new window is not limited by the conditions I placed on its BeforeNavigate2 event.

Any help would be much appreciated.  Thanks!
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Are you using the webbrowser control? Or What project references are you using.

Here is an emxaple of a dynamic copy of IE using a project reference to MS Internet Controls.  I converted this to use in a script which needs user options.

Private Sub Command1_Click()

Dim IE As SHDocVw.InternetExplorer

Dim m$
Set IE = New SHDocVw.InternetExplorer

IE.Visible = True
IE.Navigate2 "About|Blank"

With IE
.ToolBar = True
.StatusBar = False
.FullScreen = True
.Top = 0
.Left = 0
.navigate "about:blank"
.AddressBar = False
'wait till document loaded
Do While IE.readyState <> 4

End With

m = "<html><head><title>This is a gas</Title>" + vbCrLf
m = m & "<script type=""text/vbscript"" language=""vbscript"">" + vbCrLf
m = m & "Function Release()" + vbCrLf
m = m & "DIM FRM" + vbCrLf
m = m & "SET FRM=DOCUMENT.FORMS(""fred"")" + vbCrLf
m = m & "FRM(""JIM"").Value=""1""" + vbCrLf
m = m & "End Function" + vbCrLf
m = m & "</SCRIPT>" + vbCrLf
m = m & "</head>" + vbCrLf
m = m & "<Body><form name=""fred"">" + vbCrLf
m = m & "This is an example<br>" + vbCrLf
m = m & "<input type=""hidden"" size=""0"" id=""jim"" value=""0"">" + vbCrLf
m = m & "<input type=""button"" id=""kiss"" value=""Go Now"" onclick='VBScript:release()'>" + vbCrLf
m = m & "</FORM>" + vbCrLf
m = m & "</BODY>" + vbCrLf

IE.document.write m$
IE.Visible = True

Dim frm

Set frm = IE.document.Forms("fred")
Dim dv
Set dv = frm("jim")

    If dv.Value = "1" Then Exit Do
Set IE = Nothing

End Sub


I am using a reference to MS Internet Controls.  The form that I have is invisible, just to hold my code.

Thanks for your code, inthedark.  However, I don't know how to apply it to my problem.  What I want to do is when a new window is opened from a link (e.g. pop-ups), it does not open using a regular IE but another instance of my program so that the new window is controlled using the same conditions and limitations as the original IE.


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