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C# code - How to know the existence and URL of the Active IE browser

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Hi,

I am looking for code in C# where my question is:

Step 1: I open a IE window and browse to http://www.google.com.
Step2: I open the Visual Studio Team System 2008 and now want to write a C# code such that,
1. The code verifies that an active IE browser is open.
2. Output the URL of the active browser.

Can anyone please give me a C# code for this?
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You can use IE automation to get what you need.

Attached is a class that highlights Internet Explorer automation.  GetWindows returns a dictionary that stores the URL for each browser instance, and the HTML body text.
// Add a COM reference to 'Microsoft Internet Controls' to the project. 
// Add a .NET reference to Microsoft.mshtml to the project. 
 
// NOTE: 
// Don't add an Imports mshtml if you want your Intellisense to work. 
 
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using SHDocVw;
 
public class InternetExplorerWindows
{
 
    public static Dictionary<string, string> GetWindows()
    {
        Dictionary<string, string> list = new Dictionary<string, string>();
        foreach (InternetExplorer window in new ShellWindows())
        {
 
            // Skip Windows Explorer instances, since the Document type is IShellFolderViewDual2. 
            if (window.Document is mshtml.HTMLDocument)
            {
                list.Add(window.LocationURL, ((mshtml.HTMLDocument)window.Document).body.innerHTML);
            }
        }
        return list;
    }
 
    public static Dictionary<string, string> GetIFrameHTML(string frameID)
    {
        Dictionary<string, string> list = new Dictionary<string, string>();
        foreach (InternetExplorer window in new ShellWindows())
        {
 
            // Skip Windows Explorer instances, since the Document type is IShellFolderViewDual2. 
            if (window.Document is mshtml.HTMLDocument)
            {
                mshtml.HTMLDocument doc = (mshtml.HTMLDocument)window.Document;
                if (doc.getElementById(frameID) != null)
                {
                    mshtml.HTMLIFrame frame = (mshtml.HTMLIFrame)doc.getElementById(frameID);
                    mshtml.HTMLWindow2 window2 = (mshtml.HTMLWindow2)frame.contentWindow;
                    mshtml.IHTMLDocument2 windowDocument = (mshtml.IHTMLDocument2)window2.document;
                    list.Add(window.LocationName, windowDocument.body.outerHTML);
                }
            }
        }
        return list;
    }
 
}

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