January 9, 2003


From Jeff Richard: Hello: I am in the process of constructing an application using Microsoft’s smart client architecture (no-touch deployment), leveraging dynamic assembly loading to prevent installation on the client PC. I have run into a situation where I need a browser control to display content from an existing web site (help, reports). The problem is that the IE COM control cannot be consumed from a smart client application due to a security violation. I found a workaround, not he best solution since the path to IEXPLORE.EXE must be known, using the Win32 CreateProcess() API call to launch an instance of IE in a separate process. Security is handled by granting the application the ability to execute unmanaged assemblies. Has anyone found a pure” .NET browser control that supports similar rendering capabilities as the IE COM control? Jeff. jtrichard@sotasw.com