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Internet Explorer Embedded (Compact 7)

3/12/2014

Learn about the Internet Explorer Embedded browser in Windows Embedded Compact 7. This topic includes links to reference information and samples.

Internet Explorer Embedded is a feature-rich browser control that provides technologies that you can use to build a custom browser for a specific device or market. The Internet Explorer Embedded browser is a version of Internet Explorer 7. In addition to the features of Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer Embedded includes the following features:

  • User interface customization with Microsoft Silverlight for Windows Embedded, including zooming to full-screen view, thumbnail view, and normal view (fitting the height or width of the screen).
  • Hardware acceleration for graphics.
  • Support for touch gestures.

Internet Explorer Embedded can also provide full Internet access for an Internet appliance or an interactive television that offers browsing capabilities.

You can use the Internet Explorer COM interfaces to build a custom browser or to add browser controls to an application. Or, you can use the sample sets of Internet Explorer container application source files (ieexr) to create a browser shell and user interface designed specifically for your device. The browser host supports pointing devices in addition to keyboard and touch screen input.

The browser can render documents that contain HTML, Dynamic HTML (DHTML), and CSS data formats. XML support is available if the Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) parser is included in the OS design. As a scripting host, Internet Explorer Embedded supports JScript 5.8 and Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition, and Microsoft VBScript 5.8 when these catalog items are included in an OS design.

To add this feature to your OS, see Internet Explorer Catalog Items and Sysgen Variables.

For reference information, see Internet Explorer Development.

Sample application code is available at %_WINCEROOT%\Public\IE7\Oak\IEEXR\.

The samples make use of Silverlight for Windows Embedded for user interface customization and graphics hardware acceleration. For more information, see Silverlight for Windows Embedded. These samples also support touch gestures. For more information, see Gesture Reference.

Source code for this feature is available at %_WINCEROOT%\Public\IE7\.

For information about how you can use hardware acceleration for graphics in Internet Explorer Embedded, see Image Caching Service Registry Settings.

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