Extracting Internet Explorer session information from VB
Posted on 2003-10-23
Just wondering if anyone has any idea of the best way to
1. check if Internet explorer is running from VB (v.6) - I've looked up the environment variables and there isn't an obvious way to check processes to see if "IEXPLORE.EXE" is running.
2. if IE is running, I want to extract the URL to find out where the user is.
3. If IE is NOT running, I want to trigger a new IE session. - I have had a play with the Internet explorer object available in VB, but I need users to toggle between the VB form, and enter info while looking at the explorer window. This object appears to only allow users access to one or the other, not both at the same time.
4. I also want to send users to a particular URL.
It sounds like such a simple process!!! But I have no idea how to go about it...
Thanks for your help!