Saturday, 3 October 2009

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3: Internet Explorer Embedded

Hi folks,

in this post I want to talk about the new Internet Explorer Embedded that comes with Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3. The browser still supports all features of the previous version of Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 plus these new features:

Internet Explorer Embedded can render documents that contain:
  • HTML

  • Dynamic HTML

  • CSS

Additionally you can add support via catalog items for:
  • XML

  • JScript 5.6

  • Microsoft Visual Basic® Scripting Edition

  • Microsoft VB Script® 5.6

To build a custom browser shell and UI designed specifically for your target device or to add browser controls to your application you have the following options:
  • Use the Internet Explorer control via COM interfaces

  • Use the IESAMPLE or IESAMPLE_EXR container applications as a starting point. The IESAPLE_EXR supports Silverlight for Windows Embedded which is based on both C++ and Microsoft Silverlight 2 XAML. I will talk about the IESAMPLE_EXR sample browser in a separate post.

Have fun!

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