external object

Allows access to an additional object model provided by host applications of the Windows Internet Explorer browser components.

Members

The external object has these types of members:

Events

The external object has these events.

EventDescription
mssitepinned

Fires when a site is pinned to the Start screen.

 

Methods

The external object has these methods.

MethodDescription
AddChannel

Obsolete. Presents a dialog box that enables the user to add the specified channel, or to change the channel URL, if it is already installed.

AddDesktopComponent

Obsolete. Adds a Web site or image to the Active Desktop.

AddFavorite

Deprecated. Prompts the user with a dialog box to add the specified URL to the Favorites list.

AddSearchProvider

Deprecated. Adds a search provider to the registry.

AddService

Deprecated. User initiated action to add a service.

AddToFavoritesBar

Deprecated. Adds a URL to the Favorites Bar.

AutoCompleteSaveForm

Saves the specified form in the AutoComplete data store.

AutoScan

Obsolete as of Internet Explorer 7. Attempts to connect to a Web server by passing the specified query through completion templates.

bubbleEvent

Propagates an event up its containment hierarchy.

ContentDiscoveryReset

Resets the list of feeds, search providers, and Web Slices associated with the page.

ImportExportFavorites

Deprecated. Handles the import and export of Internet Explorer favorites.

InPrivateFilteringEnabled

Detects whether the user has enabled InPrivate Filtering.

IsSearchProviderInstalled

Deprecated. Determines if a search provider has been installed for the current user and whether it is set as default.

IsServiceInstalled

Deprecated. Check if a service is already installed.

IsSubscribed

Obsolete. Retrieves a value indicating whether the client subscribes to the given channel.

msActiveXFilteringEnabled

Determines whether ActiveX Filtering is enabled by the user.

msAddSiteMode

Creates a pinned site shortcut to the current webpage on the Windows Start menu.

This method is not supported for Windows Store apps using JavaScript.

msAddTrackingProtectionList

Adds an external Tracking Protection list.

msClearTile

Removes notifications from a tile.

msEnableTileNotificationQueue

Controls notification cycling for a tile.

msEnableTileNotificationQueueForSquare150x150

Controls notification cycling for medium (150x150) tiles.

msEnableTileNotificationQueueForSquare310x310

Controls notification cycling for large (310x310) tiles.

msEnableTileNotificationQueueForWide310x150

Controls notification cycling for wide (310x150) tiles.

msIsSiteMode

Determines whether the current page was launched as a pinned site.

msIsSiteModeFirstRun

Determines whether a pinned site was launched for the first time.

msPinnedSiteState

Indicates if the site is pinned, not pinned, or pinned with live tiles turned off.

msProvisionNetworks

Attempts to configure a connection profile using credentials specified in an XML document.

msRemoveScheduledTileNotification

Removes a previously-scheduled notification.

msReportSafeUrl

Reports the current URL as a safe URL.

msScheduledTileNotification

Defines one or more non-recurring, scheduled updates.

msSiteModeActivate

Flashes the pinned site taskbar button.

This method is not supported for Windows Store apps using JavaScript.

msSiteModeAddButtonStyle

Defines an alternate icon image and tooltip for the specified button.

This method is not supported for Windows Store apps using JavaScript.

msSiteModeAddJumpListItem

Adds a new entry to the Jump List of a taskbar button.

msSiteModeAddThumbBarButton

Adds a button to the Thumbnail Toolbar.

This method is not supported for Windows Store apps using JavaScript.

msSiteModeClearBadge

Clears the notifications on a pinned site badge in Windows 8.

msSiteModeClearIconOverlay

Removes the icon overlay from the taskbar button.

This method is not supported for Windows Store apps using JavaScript.

msSiteModeClearJumpList

Deletes the Jump List.

msSiteModeCreateJumpList

Creates a new group of items on the Jump List.

msSiteModeRefreshBadge

Causes Windows 8 to refresh the site tile badge for a webpage to be sure that it is up to date.

msSiteModeSetIconOverlay

Adds an icon overlay to the pinned site taskbar button.

This method is not supported for Windows Store apps using JavaScript.

msSiteModeShowButtonStyle

Changes the icon image and tooltip of a Thumbnail Toolbar button.

This method is not supported for Windows Store apps using JavaScript.

msSiteModeShowJumpList

Shows updates to the list of items in a Jump List.

msSiteModeShowThumbBar

Enables the Thumbnail Toolbar in the thumbnail preview of a pinned site.

This method is not supported for Windows Store apps using JavaScript.

msSiteModeUpdateThumbBarButton

Changes the state of a Thumbnail Toolbar button.

This method is not supported for Windows Store apps using JavaScript.

msStartPeriodicBadgeUpdate

Starts a badge update for a tile.

msStartPeriodicTileUpdate

Starts a periodic update for a tile.

msStartPeriodicTileUpdateBatch

Starts a set of periodic updates for a tile.

msStopPeriodicBadgeUpdate

Cancels the currently schedule batch of timed badge updates for a tile.

msStopPeriodicTileUpdate

Cancels the currently schedule batch of timed tiles updates.

msTrackingProtectionEnabled

Determines whether any Tracking Protection lists are enabled by the user.

NavigateAndFind

Navigates to the specified URL and selects the specified text.

Navigates to the specified URL and selects the specified text.

raiseEvent

Triggers an event, as specified.

setContextMenu

Constructs a context menu, as specified.

ShowBrowserUI

Opens the specified browser dialog box.

 

Properties

The external object has these properties.

PropertyDescription

menuArguments

Returns the window object in which the context menu item opened.

This property is not supported for Windows Store apps using JavaScript.

onvisibilitychange

Sets or retrieves a value on visibility change.

scrollbar

Sets or retrieves whether to show the scrollbar.

selectableContent

Sets or retrieves whether selectable content is valid.

version

Retrieves a string representing the version in the format "N.nnnn platform", where N is an integer representing the major version number, nnnn is a number of characters representing the minor version number, and platform is the platform (win32, mac, alpha, and so on).

visibility

Retrieves whether content is visible.

 

Standards information

There are no standards that apply here.

Remarks

In a hosting scenario, the object model is defined by the application hosting the Internet Explorer components (refer to the hosting application for documentation). For more information about how to implement extensions to the Dynamic HTML (DHTML) object model, see About the Browser.

This object is not supported in HTML Applications.

 

 

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