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Getting WebBrowser controls history

Posted on 2004-09-08
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01

Im using a WebBrowser control within VB6...I have back and forward buttons just like in IE..however, i want to disable the back, or forward buttons within the menu if the WebBrowsers history is empty...in javascript it is obviously history.length ....is there anyway i can either return this value to my vb app, or use my own VB call to get the windows history????

Also, anyone any idea how to disable an item in a VB 6 menu, i dont see that the menu has any object name i can refer to???


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Erick37 earned 2000 total points
ID: 12009763
From MS:

"The WebBrowser control supports a CommandStateChange event, which is fired whenever the Forward or Back buttons need to be enabled or disabled. "


' A Visual Basic application can also implement this
' functionality in this manner:  

Private Sub WebBrowser_CommandStateChange(ByVal Command As Long,ByVal Enable As Boolean)

       Select Case Command
           Case CSC_NAVIGATEBACK
               Back.Enabled = Enable
               Forward.Enabled = Enable
       End Select

End Sub
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ID: 12009806

Here are the constants:

Private Const CSC_NAVIGATEFORWARD As Long = 1
Private Const CSC_NAVIGATEBACK As Long = 2

Author Comment

ID: 12009865
Hi Erick,

That seems to work great, however what does Back.Enabled and Forward.Enabled refer to .... i just ran this code and it crashes due to the fact that there are no objects called Back or Forward in my App...

Should this refer to the menu item name??
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Author Comment

ID: 12009881
Hi Erick,

Ive tried changing it o the name of my menu item and it works great....thanks...

Do u know how to add an icon into any menu item???
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Expert Comment

ID: 12009980
Right, replace Back.Enabled to [the name of your back button].enabled

>>Do u know how to add an icon into any menu item???
Some links for you:
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Expert Comment

ID: 12010051
And another good one which uses an ImageList control to store the bitmaps:


Author Comment

ID: 12010068
Top stuff Erick....

Thanks mate
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ID: 12058457
You're welcome, glad it worked out for you.
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Looking forward to an "A" when you get the chance.


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