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How To Use the WebBrowser Control from Visual Basic 5.0
This article was previously published under Q162719
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 includes a custom ActiveX control called
"WebBrowser." When you use WebBrowser in combination with Microsoft Visual
Basic 5.0, you can design powerful custom solutions that include Internet
Web browsing features. This article illustrates how to use the WebBrowser
control within Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0.
The following example creates a mini-browser:
- Create a new Standard .exe project in Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0. Form1
is added automatically.
- On the Project menu, click Components.
- Select the Microsoft Internet Controls component. Click OK.
- Add the following controls to Form1:
Text Box Text1
Command Button Command1
- In Form1's code window, add the following code:
Private Sub Command1_Click()
If Text1.Text <> "" Then
If WebBrowser1.Visible = False Then
WebBrowser1.Visible = True
Private Sub Form_Load()
Me.Width = 5325
Me.Height = 5400
Me.Caption = "Mini browser"
.Visible = False
.Width = 4575
.Height = 3375
.Top = 600
.Left = 240
.Top = 240
.Left = 1680
.Height = 285
.Width = 3135
.Text = "http://www.microsoft.com"
.Top = 120
.Left = 240
.Height = 375
.Width = 1215
.Caption = "Navigate"
.Default = True
- On the File menu, click Save Project1.
- On the Run menu, click Start.
When you click Navigate, the WebBrowser appears and automatically loads the
URL displayed in the TextBox.
NOTE: Distribution of a Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 application that uses
the WebBrowser control requires that Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 (or
later) be installed on the target system prior to installation.
For additional information, please see the following article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
: How To Distribute the WebBrowser Control
Article ID: 162719 - Last Review: July 13, 2004 - Revision: 2.1
- Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Control Creation Edition
- Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition
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