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    Internet explorer browser manipulation


    by srinivve ·

    We are building a .Net based web application. For the sake of having maximum browser space, we would like to get rid of browser controls. Our developer has already implemented it. The way he has done it is: When the url is given, a javascript in the page opens up another page without browser controls. There are two pages, one with the javascript to open the IE page without browser controls, and the actual IE page. But, in terms of usage paradigm, it doesn’t look good.Is there any way for us to get rid of that extra browser instance?

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      Browser Helper Objects or a wrapper

      by madestroitsolutions ·

      In reply to Internet explorer browser manipulation

      There are 2 ways I think you could accomplish such a thing (perhaps there is another way with .NET, but I am not aware of it):

      1) IF can limit users to IE, then create a browser helper object (BHO). Browser helper objects run in the same context as Internet Explorer. Everytime IE is launched, it checks for BHO’s on the registry, and it loads them into its memory space. You can make one that checks the URL navigated, and conditionally set the toolbars, so if users navigate to your application’s URL, you disable the toolbars, otherwise you set them again.

      2) You can create a simple application wrapper that consists of a form with a web browser control on it. Rather than navigating to your application with a regular web browser, just provide an icon on the desktop for users that they can double click to launch the wrapper.

      Good Luck!

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