webbrowser control does not show image

Posted on 2016-10-29
Last Modified: 2016-11-01
Hi -

I am using the webbrowser control to show bing maps and it works on several of my forms.

Now I need to develop a new form that is specifically used to just show the map, like a pop-up.

I am using a string as source for the map and the string looks OK and the string is: 11.9316666666667~-15.7816666666667&lvl=19dir=90&sty=a&w=700&h=600

I try to use a normal browser and it shows, with the string, the convenient output, albeit at a much larger scale

but in the web browser control is pure white...

the control has the following code on form load event:

Private Sub Form_Load()

    ' buscar a imagem satélite do ponto
    Dim strGPSMarcacao, _
        strTextGPSCoord As String
    Lat = Forms![_commonVariables]![currentLat]
    Lgt = Forms![_commonVariables]![currentLgt]
    zoom = Forms![_commonVariables]![currentZoom]
    textGPSCoord = Str([Lat]) & "~" & Str([Lgt])
    strGPSMarcacao = "" & "/maps/embed/viewer.aspx?cp=" & [textGPSCoord] & "&lvl=" & zoom
    strGPSMarcacao = strGPSMarcacao & "dir=90&sty=a&w=700&h=600 "
    Debug.Print strGPSMarcacao


End Sub

can anyone help?
Question by:jirdeaid
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als315 earned 250 total points
ID: 41865672
Try this code (I can't check your variables, so try with constant values, then return to variables):
Private Sub Form_Load()
Dim strGPSMarcacao, _
        strTextGPSCoord As String
Dim Lat As Double, Lgt As Double, zoom As Double
    'Lat = Forms![_commonVariables]![currentLat]
    Lat = 11.9316666666667
    'Lgt = Forms![_commonVariables]![currentLgt]
    Lgt = -15.7816666666667
    'zoom = Forms![_commonVariables]![currentZoom]
    zoom = 19
    strTextGPSCoord = Str([Lat]) & "~" & Str([Lgt])
    strGPSMarcacao = "" & strTextGPSCoord & "&lvl=" & zoom
    strGPSMarcacao = strGPSMarcacao & "dir=90&sty=a&w=700&h=600 "
    Debug.Print strGPSMarcacao

    Me.fld_InfoSatelite.ControlSource = "=" & Chr(34) & strGPSMarcacao & Chr(34)

End Sub

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Expert Comment

ID: 41865830
Call Navigate:

fld_InfoSatelite.Navigate strGPSMarcacao

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Author Comment

ID: 41866003
Hi Thanks!
to  ste5san -- I can't understand... there is no Navigate method for the object :(
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by:Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)
Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 250 total points
ID: 41866058
Have been down this road before...took me hours and hours to find the solution.

It's the compatibility mode setting on the web browser control.   It emulates IE 7 by default, which won't display Bing maps.

 Note that Bing showing up as a white page can happen on a normal station to, and for a reason besides this (bug in a registry entry for the cache settings - solution for that is here ).

The best registry key to set this with is:


as this doesn't require admin rights, but you can set it on the local machine key as well.

 Under that Key, enter a DWORD key of MSACCESS.EXE and set the value to 0x00002711 (10001)

 You also might want to consider switching to Google Maps.


Author Comment

ID: 41866171
thanks jim!
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Expert Comment

ID: 41867451
@jirdeaid: Do you need more help or it is time to close question?

Author Comment

ID: 41868301
well - I THOUGHT it was close. But I can't find a close button as in the good old days....
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ID: 41868369
<<well - I THOUGHT it was close. But I can't find a close button as in the good old days....>>

 They moved it to the bottom left.   No one finds it down there.   :(


Author Comment

ID: 41868404
these ideas made to confuse me....
I am closing now!

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