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Windows Internet Explorer platform APIs

This section describes current and legacy Internet Explorer platform APIs. For more info on MSHTML and COM APIs, refer to the MSDN Library Windows Internet Explorer platform APIs reference.

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Accessibility property change events

IE implements several custom Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) property change events that enable Windows Narrator and other assistive technologies to provide users with notifications for when an auto-correction occurs or Input Method Editor (IME) actions happen.

Command identifiers

The IE command identifiers are passed as values to the execCommand Method (JavaScript) or execCommand Method (C++).

Console Debugging API

The Console Debugging API provides objects, methods, and properties that let you communicate from your app to the F12 developer tools console.

Diagnostics Object Model API

The Diagnostics Object Model API provides objects, methods, and properties that let you communicate with the Diagnostics Script Engine.

Internet security and privacy

This section contains topics and APIs relating to security and privacy on the web, including Protected Mode, Security Zones, and Tracking Protection.

Pinned Sites

This section describes the APIs related to Pinned Sites.


IE's implementation of the WebDriver API provides a number of commands for automating user scenario tests in the browser.

Windows RSS Platform

The Windows RSS Platform is an API that enables applications to access and manipulate the Common Feed List, a collection of Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds to which the user has subscribed. This section also contains the documentation for Web Slices.

Legacy APIs

This section also includes legacy APIs for older versions of Internet Explorer.




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