Setting the value of an option for the HTML Forms Select element in Internet Explorer 9 may fail in an Office application that uses the Windowed SELECT control

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SYMPTOMS

On a computer that has Internet Explorer 9 installed, you use the WebBrowser control embedded in an Office application. You may notice that setting the value of an option for the HTML Forms Select element may fail.

For example, this problem occurs in applications that use the Windowed SELECT control instead of the Windowless SELECT control.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, install this update.

Security update information

To resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://update.microsoft.com
For more technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx
Note This update was first included in security update 2675157.

For more information about the security update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2675157 MS12-023: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: April 10, 2012

WORKAROUND

To work around this issue for Office applications, force the Office application to use the Windowless SELECT control. For example, set the respective Office application DWORD value as follows:
Registry location:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_USE_WINDOWEDSELECTCONTROL

DWORD value: 0

Note For an x86-based system, remove the Wow6432Node part from the registry path.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Windowed SELECT control and the Windowless SELECT control, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
927377 Information about the Windowed SELECT control and about the Windowless SELECT control in Internet Explorer 7
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 2678028 - Last Review: April 10, 2012 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Internet Explorer 9
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