Exploring Internet Explorer

As of December 2011, this topic has been archived. As a result, it is no longer actively maintained. For more information, see Archived Content. For information, recommendations, and guidance regarding the current version of Internet Explorer, see IE Developer Center.

Welcome to the Exploring Internet Explorer column.

Are you confounded by particular Internet Explorer features? Are you interested in exploring features you may never have known existed? Here you will find answers to the riddles and mysteries of Internet Explorer from the various members of the Internet Explorer Development Team.

Do you have a condundrum around Internet Explorer that we can help you solve? If so, please send it to IETell@microsoft.com. We will try to answer some of the more interesting and popular questions.


04/11/2011 How to Build a Pinned Site in Less Than 5 Minutes

09/15/2010 Pinned Sites: Windows 7 Desktop Integration with Internet Explorer 9

07/01/2009 Internet Explorer 8 Mixed Content Handling

03/01/2009 Namespace Support in Internet Explorer 8

11/01/2008 Document Object Model Prototypes, Part 2: Accessor (getter/setter) Support

11/01/2008 Document Object Model Prototypes, Part 1: Introduction

08/25/2008 Internet Explorer 8 Web Slice Style Guide

10/27/2006 Building Browser Helper Objects with Visual Studio 2005

07/30/2006 Stronger Default Security Settings for Script Access to the Clipboard in Internet Explorer 7 (Updated 13 March 2007)

07/17/2006 The Zen in 7: Enhanced Styles In Internet Explorer 7 (Updated 15 September 2006)

02/09/2006 ActiveX Security: Improvements and Best Practices (Updated 15 September 2006)

01/31/2006 Cascading Style Sheet Compatibility in Internet Explorer 7 (Updated 15 September 2006)

01/31/2006 HTTPS Security Improvements in Internet Explorer 7

01/31/2006 Internationalized Domain Name Support in Internet Explorer 7

01/31/2006 Finding Security Compatibility Issues in Internet Explorer 7 (Updated 9 March 2007)

08/31/2005 HasLayout Overview

08/19/2005 The Local Intranet Zone and Proxies: The Surprising Connection