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I have a POP Email notification program which displays a banner on the desktop when messages which meet certain criteria are detected on the server.  This has worked for years, until a few days ago.  I haven't modified the script, or the POP mail program's settings, so I don't know why this error appears.  I'm ignorant about VB script and could use some guidance in remedying this.  I've attached the script and a screen shot of the error (running Windows 7).Signed-Agreement.vbsError msg
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Hi, is it possible you just upgraded to IE10 or IE11?  This should work in IE8 or IE9, from what I can tell.  I'll see if there's an IE10+ equivalent.

Rob.
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Thank you for your message.  I upgraded to IE10 more than a year ago, and then to IE 11 many months ago.  The script worked fine under IE 11 until a couple of days ago, and it still works on another machine running IE9.  Could a Microsoft Update have affected this?
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OK, so just by pure luck (trying to debug it), it appears that it may be case sensitive.  Your original code didn't work for me with IE10, but this did:

    intWidth = objIE.document.parentwindow.screen.availwidth
    intHeight = objIE.document.parentwindow.screen.availheight
    intWidthW = objIE.document.parentwindow.screen.availwidth * .40
    intHeightW = objIE.document.parentwindow.screen.availheight * .15

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which you will notice only has lowercase letters.  It seems odd, but it's worth a try.

Rob.
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by:ddantes
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Thank you for testing that, and your findings.  I'll give it a try and post again...
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by:MohitPandit
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Yes, it could be possible of version of IE modified because earlier we use to do like that.

Please find below URL IE Display


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by:ddantes
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Thank you for your comment.  Are you saying that your VBS code no longer works in IE?
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It does work for me after I used the lower case version.
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Rob, that fixed it!
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by:RobSampson
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Great! It's unusual for VBScript to be case sensitive. Something must have changed with the IE object model.

Thanks for the grade. Just a quick note, since you weren't setting the .Visible property until after that error line, you may have a heap of iexplore.exe processes running that you can't see.

Rob.
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by:ddantes
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If I open Internet Explorer with a link to a website, there are two iexplore.exe processes running, and they both end when the window is closed.  The same thing happens when I execute that VB script.  Thank you for the head's up.
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