FIX: HTA Application (Internet Explorer 5 Behaviors) Debugging Shuts Down Internet Explorer 5

Article translations Article translations
Article ID: 224937 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q224937
This article has been archived. It is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.
Expand all | Collapse all

On This Page


When you attempt to debug HTML applications (.hta files) from Visual InterDev, the debugger might not recognize the .hta file. The browser might also close, and debugging might shut down unexpectedly.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

This bug was corrected in Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 3.

For additional information on Visual Studio service packs, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
194022 INFO: Visual Studio 6.0 Service Packs, What, Where, Why
194295 HOWTO: Tell That Visual Studio 6.0 Service Packs Are Installed

More information

Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Add an .hta file to a Visual InterDev project.
  2. Set the .hta file to be the Start page.
  3. Choose Start from the menu or press F5.
  4. If you are prompted by Internet Explorer, select Open this file. The .hta application launches but does not appear in the list of processes to attach to for debugging. The browser might also close and shut down if that is the only application you are trying to attach to.


For more information, see the following Knowledge Base article:
244272 INFO: Visual InterDev 6.0 Debugging Resources


Article ID: 224937 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Visual InterDev 6.0 Standard Edition
kbnosurvey kbarchive kbbug kbdebug kbDSupport kbscript kbvs600sp3fix KB224937

Give Feedback


Contact us for more help

Contact us for more help
Connect with Answer Desk for expert help.
Get more support from