AddChannel Method

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.




sURLToCDF Required. A String that specifies the URL of a Channel Definition Format (CDF) file to be installed.
Note  The links in the CDF file must use HTTP, Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTPS), or File Transfer Protocol (FTP). If the CDF file contains any other protocol, the addition of the channel will fail, and no dialog box will appear.

Return Value

No return value.


In Windows Internet Explorer 7, the CDF is obsolete and should not be used.

If the call fails, an error dialog box appears. You can suppress the dialog box by using the onerror event.

Note  This method is intended for use by publishers shipping Microsoft Active Channel content. Active Channel technology is available as of Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 and later.

This method is not supported in HTML Applications (HTAs).


This example uses the AddChannel method to display a dialog box that enables the user to add the channel described in the specified CDF file.


Standards Information

There is no public standard that applies to this method.

Applies To


See Also

Introduction to Active Channel Technology

Community Additions

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