Windows Internet Explorer 7

Note  As of December 2011, this topic has been archived and is no longer actively maintained.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

These articles detail changes to Windows Internet Explorer 7.

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What's New in Internet Explorer 7 (C++)

This page lists the new features added in Internet Explorer 7 for C++ developers.

What's New in Internet Explorer 7 (Script)

This page lists the new scripting features added in Internet Explorer 7.

What's New in Internet Explorer 7

Internet Explorer 7 continues the ongoing Windows Internet Explorer commitment to provide enhanced security and privacy, increased compatibility with industry standards, additional browser features, and improved usability for platform developers.

Security and Compatibility in Internet Explorer 7

Internet Explorer 7 features several changes to improve security and support for standards. As far as possible, these changes maintain compatibility with the behavior of previous versions of Internet Explorer, so that existing Web pages and solutions continue to work without modification. However, some improvements inevitably change the capabilities and behavior of Internet Explorer. As a result, existing web site designs and applications might have to be updated to support Internet Explorer 7.

Tabbed Browsing for Developers

Tabbed browsing in Internet Explorer 7 affects the Document Object Model (DOM) and the WebBrowser Control. This topic describes the effects on the DOM, shows how applications hosting the WebBrowser Control can enable tabbed browsing shortcuts, and describes notifications useful to those writing Internet Explorer 7 extensions.