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Running Internet Explorer from Office VB

Running Internet Explorer from Office VB

Running Internet Explorer from Office VB


How can I open an Internet Explorer window (even if it's not the default browser) using VBA ?


RE: Running Internet Explorer from Office VB

You can use the CreateObject function generically:

Sub StartIE()
    Dim MyWeb As Object
    Set MyWeb = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
    MyWeb.Visible = True
    MyWeb.navigate "www.microsoft.com";
End Sub

Or, you can use the Internet Explorer Object. From Excel Go to Tools>References and add Microsoft Internet Controls. Then you can use this format. (I think this method is easier to use.)

Sub StartIE2()
    Dim ie As InternetExplorer
    Set ie = New InternetExplorer
    ie.Visible = True
    ie.AddressBar = True
    ie.Navigate ("www.microsoft.com";)
End Sub

Although I did this in Excel, it should work in any Office VBA macro, assuming you add the reference to MS Internet Controls.

Hope this helps!

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