"classic" google maps not working in vba webbrowser control
Posted on 2013-10-20
Since Google recently changed their map interface, users were given the option of reverting to the "Classic" interface. This works fine in IE10 but when accessing Google Maps from within the web browser control (presumably the same engine code), the interface does not respond (links don't work, map can't be dragged, pegman grayed out). We are using the WB control in several Excel 2010 spreadsheets (Windows 7 pro and 8) to display locations on Google Maps. This was working fine in all cases until a few days ago when the "classic" view became unresponsive in the WB control. This problem affects any application which navigates the WB control to the Google Maps url (all other WB functionality works fine). We have also noted, that on older XP boxes running IE6 (for reasons of legacy application compatibility), the the GM interface continues to work fine. I'm guessing that there is some sort of security setting that is preventing newer versions (10) of IE-based WB control from working? Any ideas?
note: We have also found that the WB control on an XP box running IE8 also works fine. Update: W7Pro running IE9 also works ok