How To Use the WebBrowser Control from Visual Basic 5.0

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Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 includes a custom ActiveX control called"WebBrowser." When you use WebBrowser in combination with Microsoft VisualBasic 5.0, you can design powerful custom solutions that include InternetWeb browsing features. This article illustrates how to use the WebBrowsercontrol within Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0.
The following example creates a mini-browser:
  1. Create a new Standard .exe project in Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0. Form1 is added automatically.
  2. On the Project menu, click Components.
  3. Select the Microsoft Internet Controls component. Click OK.
  4. Add the following controls to Form1:
       Control           Name   --------------    ---------   Text Box          Text1   Command Button    Command1   WebBrowser        WebBrowser1						
  5. In Form1's code window, add the following code:
         Option Explicit     Private Sub Command1_Click()         If Text1.Text <> "" Then             WebBrowser1.Navigate Text1.Text             If WebBrowser1.Visible = False Then                 WebBrowser1.Visible = True             End If         End If     End Sub     Private Sub Form_Load()         Me.Width = 5325         Me.Height = 5400         Me.Caption = "Mini browser"         With WebBrowser1             .Visible = False             .Width = 4575             .Height = 3375             .Top = 600             .Left = 240         End With         With Text1             .Top = 240             .Left = 1680             .Height = 285             .Width = 3135             .Text = ""         End With         With Command1             .Top = 120             .Left = 240             .Height = 375             .Width = 1215             .Caption = "Navigate"             .Default = True         End With     End Sub						
  6. On the File menu, click Save Project1.
  7. On the Run menu, click Start.
When you click Navigate, the WebBrowser appears and automatically loads theURL displayed in the TextBox.

NOTE: Distribution of a Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 application that usesthe WebBrowser control requires that Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 (orlater) be installed on the target system prior to installation.
For additional information, please see the following article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
155969 : How To Distribute the WebBrowser Control

Article ID: 162719 - Last Review: 12/04/2015 16:14:32 - Revision: 2.1

Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Control Creation Edition, Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition

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