If you are bored with existing web browsers, you can create your very own web browser using Visual Basic. In order to
create the web browser, launch Visual Basic 6, press Ctrl+T to open up the
components window and then select Microsoft Internet Control. The control will appear in the toolbox as
a small globe. To insert the Microsoft Internet Control into the form,
just drag the globe into the form and a white rectangle will appear in
the form. You can resize this control to the size you wish. This control is given
the default name WebBrowser1.
the interface, you need to insert one combo box which will be used to
display the URLs. In addition, you need to insert a few images which
will function as command buttons for the user to navigate the Internet;
they are the Go command, the Back command, the Forward command, the
Refresh command and the Home command. You can actually put in the
command buttons instead of the images, but using images will definitely
improve the look of the browser.
code for all the commands is relatively easy to write. There are
many methods, events, and properties associated with the web browser but
you need to know just a few of them to come up with a functional
The method navigate is to go the website
specified by its Uniform Resource Locator(URL). The syntax is
WebBrowser1.Navigate (“URL”). In this program, we want to load the www.vbtutor.net web page at start-up.
Private Sub Form_Load()
In order to show the URL in the combo box and also to display
the page title at the form caption after the page is completely downloaded, we
use the following statements:
Private Sub WebBrowser1_DocumentComplete (ByVal pDisp As Object, URL As Variant)
Combo1.Text = URL
The following procedure will tell the user to wait while the page
Private Sub WebBrowser1_DownloadBegin ()
Combo1.Text = "Page loading please wait"
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