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VB6: Web Browser Control run-time error "-2"

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I am using a Web Browser control in a VB6 program, and I am consistently getting a Run-time error -2 when I attempt to click on certain web pages.  The behavior is consistent: I am in a page that I've navigated to by typing in the address, and then I click on an item inside the browser to redirect myself, and the error shows up.  I am able to switch to the site when using Internet Explorer, which tells me that the site I'm attempting does exist.  I am flustered by this error, and have been trying to solve it all day.  I'm hoping one of you has encountered the same problem and come up with a solution.  Thanks, ~Peter Ferber
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by:Robin
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Can you have a look at
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/iewebdevelopment/thread/21935021-1dc7-445b-a829-b02489009aab

and see if this helps you? Especially exchanging the Microsoft Internet Controls from
ieframe.dll to shdocvw.dll ?
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by:PeterFrb
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Thank you for this, and this is definitely the area that needs changing.  

My problem is that when I can download shdocvw.dll as a reference but not as a component.  The component is what I need to drag and drop an internet control into my form, and the only correct component extension appears to be "*.ocx".  I find it odd that after selecting "Microsfoft Internet Controls" from the Component list, the default file name is "ieframe.dll"; but, having chosen it and exited from the Componant List box, when I go to revisit the selection, the choice shows up as "shdocvw.dll".  

The fact that it changes does not convince me that I am, in fact, pointing to the correct file.  And when I use the browser to force the system to point to my file of choice, I get an error saying that the file is not a valid component.  I further do not understand what shdocvw.dll provides me when I use it as a reference vs a component.

In short, while I believe I have made progress, I still need support getting this to work and answering my questions.

2nd question: I am also doing development work in VB.Net 2008.  If there is a superior object model to use, I'd be glad to bag this and purse an upgrade.
~Peter Ferber
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Oh, happy day!  The problem is really in Explorer 7.0, and Microsoft has helpfully upgraded Explorer to 8.0.  Merely performing the upgrade solved the problem, that I tried the better of two days to solve.
~Peter
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I am glad it's working now. Unfortunately I can't help you much with the 2nd question about vb.net 2008.
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