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  • Yesterday i was having just internet explorer 9 and vb was using that.

    Now i downloaded and i have Internet Explorer 11 but visual basic is still using IE9...

    Why? What i can do ?

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 3:50 PM

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  • Have a look at this. Gives a good explanation and solution.

    http://weblog.west-wind.com/posts/2011/May/21/Web-Browser-Control-Specifying-the-IE-Version


    Matt Kleinwaks - MSMVP MSDN Forums Moderator - www.zerosandtheone.com

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 4:03 PM
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  • Have a look at this. Gives a good explanation and solution.

    http://weblog.west-wind.com/posts/2011/May/21/Web-Browser-Control-Specifying-the-IE-Version


    Matt Kleinwaks - MSMVP MSDN Forums Moderator - www.zerosandtheone.com

    Matt when I read sentences like HTML5 gives a big improvement I become always suspicious.

    HTML5 webbrowser don't for instance correct do W3C DHTML anymore. It needs some time "before that "gives a big improvement" can really be said, because that is currently only for basic HTML5.


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    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 4:39 PM
  • Cor, I agree that HTML5 is not fully fleshed out, and different browsers are implementing HTML5 features in different ways in some instances. I don't know if HTML5 is at the heart of this issue though. I do know that IE11 is the most W3C compliant version of IE, regardless of the status of HTML5 in it. So I think it could be benefitial to use IE11 (or IE10) rendering over IE9 rendering when using the webbrowser control in apps if you need to consume websites that are newer, and render better when the browser rendering engine is newer.

    Matt Kleinwaks - MSMVP MSDN Forums Moderator - www.zerosandtheone.com

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 6:01 PM
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  • Why? What i can do ?

    You set Windows Update to notify that there are updates but do not auto install them. It gives you a chance to go to the Windows Update site and choose what updates you want to come to the machine.

    I have to do this with my Windows 7 machine at work, becuase the software of the Web base customers is certified to work against IE 9. And I have to make sure the machine stayes on IE9. 

    You can always revert back to IE 9 on Windows 7.

    http://www.fixedbyvonnie.com/2013/12/uninstall-internet-explorer-11-windows-7/

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 8:42 PM
  • Keeping people on IE9 is creating a pretty big security risk. I advise only to do that when you MUST run a site that doesn't work on IE11, and that you have already tried compatibility mode by adding the specific URLs that need IE9 to the compatibility list. I have not yet encountered a website where compatibility mode did not work, and we were forced to downgrade the browser.

    Matt Kleinwaks - MSMVP MSDN Forums Moderator - www.zerosandtheone.com

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 9:16 PM
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