Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Webbrowser Control imitate Internet Explorer Behavior


Lately, I was given a task from a client if I can update my VB.NET crawler scripts with a webbrowser control to show/render images of the crawled website to the control. Normally, I used the control just to obtain the web page source and then parse the necessary information. By default, the settings of the webbrowser control is IE7.

After doing some reseach, I stumbled upon a solution by Noseratio on IE Feature Control Hacks. The documentation for browser emulation can be found on MSDN: MSDN Browser Emulation.

I uploaded a sample VB.NET application here: WebBrowser Control Similar to IE Browser

Sample Result:

Cheers! :)