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IE WebBrowser Control License?

Posted on 2004-09-08
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Hi. I just visited http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=155969.
Does this mean that I must first obtain a license before I can "use" the webbrowser control? I am not distributing shdocvw.dll, but only calling interface functions off of it. The webbrowser control is expected to already be on the user's machine. I am confused by the scope of the word "use". Thanks.

"If you want to use the WebBrowser control with your program, you must obtain a redistribution license and use the Internet Explorer installation routine to install the necessary files and registry entries."
(http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=155969)
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Im no lawer, but id say if the user already had IE installed, then your free to use it...

Dave
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You do not need a license from Microsoft to use IE objects or any interfaces exposed in shdocvw as long as you do not distribute shdocvw.
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Thanks for your comments.
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