Use Microsoft Internet Control 1.1 in C#

When you want to change the url in the IE that you have opened. One of the ways is using Microsoft Internet Control (SHDocVw)


1. Add reference

2. Choose COM tap

3. Choose Microsoft Internet Control


I have 2 buttons in my WPF form. The code shown as below.


SHDocVw.InternetExplorer ie = new SHDocVw.InternetExplorer();


privatevoid btnURL_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)


  ie.Visible = true;



privatevoid button1_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)





Download the complete code from sample file name is WpfAppIE2.rar. My MSN ID is


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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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One Response to Use Microsoft Internet Control 1.1 in C#

  1. stradi says:

    Thanks for your code.
    (I am new to .net and c#, familiar with c++ in unix/linux environment,
    I have been searching internet for the guide to a simple IE toolbar development,
    and stumbled on your article.)

    I would like to get your sample file WpfAppIE2.rar
    but I don’t know how to.
    I went to skydrive and logged in, but from then, I am not sure how I could find your code.
    Should I become your friend or something?

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