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Method of viewing HTML from a variable

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Hi,
I have a variable containing HTML and I want to be able to display it to the user in an html viewer of some sort (ie not see the source, see the correctly formatted HTML) but WITHOUT writing it to a file first.

is this possible? how do i do it?

The writing it to a file method works ok but i have a requirement not to do that if at all possible.
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Question by:mwoolger
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by:fozylet
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IE used to allow this when you set the URL to "about:" & your_html_formatted_string in previous versions.
The IE6 am having do not allow this though.

So if you can get hold of an older version of IE control, this can be done.
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zzzzzooc earned 125 total points
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You can use the WebBrowser control to render HTML. The below modifies the innerHTML of Body which modifies everything within <body></body>..

For the below, add WebBrowser1 (Project -> Components -> Microsoft Internet Controls)

Form1:
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Private Sub Form_Load()
    Dim sHTML As String
    sHTML = "<a href='http://www.yahoo.com'>yahoo</a>"
    'Create document based on "about:blank"
    WebBrowser1.Navigate "about:blank"
    Do Until WebBrowser1.ReadyState = READYSTATE_COMPLETE
        DoEvents
    Loop
    'Assign HTML within <body></body>
    WebBrowser1.Document.body.innerHTML = sHTML
End Sub



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