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embedding IE in a graphics context

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I need to know if this is possible. I want to be able to embed a web page in a 3D engine (may or may not use OGL but you can go ahead and assume that if it matters). I want to be able to have IE embedded on a wall of a room, so that you can walk up to it with a first person camera and interact with it or any embedded apps (for example, google maps). it would be ideal if I could convince windows to render IE to a framebuffer, put that into a texture, and render through OGL as a texture, so I could do perspective transforms. I'm not too worried about it looking good.

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It's unlikely to be possible with IE, which expects to be playing with GDI stuff. Instead, check out Gecko, LLMozLib and uBrowser.

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I've never tried that but I'd try to instance a generic IE control, capture it's image, convert to texture and apply.

The only step that I think could fail is the first. At worst you could take an open source explorer and poke it until it renders to a texture. (or does it have to be specifically IE).

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