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IWebBrowser2::HWND Property

Gets the handle of the Windows Internet Explorer main window.

Syntax


HRESULT IWebBrowser2::get_HWND(long *pHWND);

Parameters

pHWND
Pointer to a variable of type long that receives the window handle.

Return Value

Returns S_OK if successful, or an error value otherwise.

Remarks

Internet Explorer 7. With the introduction of tabbed browsing, the return value of this method can be ambiguous. To alleviate confusion and maintain the highest level of compatibility with existing applications, this method returns a handle to the top-level window frame, not the currently selected tab.

Example

For applications that absolutely require an HWND to the current tab, the following example returns the same logical window as IWebBrowser2::HWND in a previous version of Internet Explorer. This technique works equally well in both Internet Explorer 7 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.


#include <shlguid.h>

IServiceProvider* pServiceProvider = NULL;
if (SUCCEEDED(pWebBrowser2->QueryInterface(
                    IID_IServiceProvider, 
                    (void**)&pServiceProvider)))
{
    IOleWindow* pWindow = NULL;
    if (SUCCEEDED(pServiceProvider->QueryService(
                    SID_SShellBrowser, 
                    IID_IOleWindow,
                    (void**)&pWindow)))
    {
        HWND hwndBrowser = NULL;
        if (SUCCEEDED(pWindow->GetWindow(&hwndBrowser)))
        {
            // hwndBrowser is the handle of TabWindowClass
        }

        pWindow->Release();
    }
 
    pServiceProvider->Release();
} 

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