Browser Helper Object

I was looking into WatiN as a way to automate some routine website tasks that users do, specifically in Internet Explorer, as the website is currently an "IE-Only" site. (Actually it's a 3rd party program we have to use which specifically requires Internet Explorer, that's how we interact with the program. It's not compatible with Firefox or Chrome.)

Then I came across the term "Browser Helper Object", which appears to be what Internet Explorer calls an Add-In, and I wondered if maybe that might be a better way to go.

Are "Browser Helper Objects" still the way add-ons for Internet Explorer are written? Or have they been replaced with something better?

Can you direct me to some documentation on how to get started writing a Brower Helper Object for Internet Explorer? (If this is a possible way to go?) I'd like to program in C# if possible.

(Yes I know IE doesn't exist in Windows 10.)
deleydSoftware EngineerAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Yes I know IE doesn't exist in Windows 10 Yes it does exist. BHO's usually are for system wide i.e. all websites and not for a specific website/application
Thomas Zucker-ScharffSolution GuideCommented:
And generally BHOs are considered dangerous, or at least unwanted. One of the first things I do is get rid of all unwanted BHOs.

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deleydSoftware EngineerAuthor Commented:
Ok no BHP. I'll abandon that idea.
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On the basis of this thread, I too will abandon BHO!  Thank you for saving me from wasting time..  It sounds like we are attempting to solve the same problem.  So far, I have half a solution using old school VB IE automation, and I know it isn't the right solution.  I suspect JS and Chrome may be possible, but it's not my area.   How far have you got ?
Thomas Zucker-ScharffSolution GuideCommented:
Have you considered using React in JS?
This looks interesting.  Thank you.
Thomas Zucker-ScharffSolution GuideCommented:
Your welcome. I am not versed in this,  my son is using our to develop a major website.  I was speaking to him and he was very excited about it.
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