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[.net] Internet Explorer HTML Control

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If I use the Microsoft.mshtml control in my C# program, what dependencies am I adding? Will my end user need to have IE? A particular version of IE? Anything not installed on 2000/XP by default? Is there a better control to use to render HTML that has fewer dependencies? There should really be a replacement for the RichEditBox control that uses HTML as the underlying markup instead of some archaic nastiness that makes it hard to do things like embed images. [Edited by - Telamon on August 25, 2005 12:22:42 PM]

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If you want dodgy html rendering go right ahead. IE has been tied to windows ever since win98

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Guest Anonymous Poster
Mmm, dodgy rendering - the very best kind.

Now for a useful answer: If you're on .NET 1.1, you'll need to include the very heavy interop assembly.

If you're just rendering HTML, all your end-users will need is "Mshtml" - I believe all the latest platforms shipped with it by default. 2000/XP out of the box should work fine.

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If you are just after the HTML Parser/DOM then I heartily reccomend The HtmlAgilityPack assembly. Its source code is provided and is very very (very) nice.

http://blogs.msdn.com/smourier/archive/2003/06/04/8265.aspx

Neil

(edit : and it doesnt rely on mshtml at all).

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