designMode property

[This documentation is preliminary and is subject to change.]

Sets or gets a value that indicates whether the document can be edited.


HRESULT value = object.put_designMode(BSTR v);HRESULT value = object.get_designMode(BSTR* p);

Property values

Type: BSTR


Document can be edited.

Off | Inherit

Default. Document cannot be edited.


You cannot execute script when the value of the IHTMLDocument2::designMode property is set to On.

You can use the IHTMLDocument2::designMode property to put Windows Internet Explorer into a mode so that you can edit the current document.

While the browser is in design mode, objects enter a UI-activated state when the user presses ENTER, clicks an object that has focus, or double-clicks the object. Objects that are UI-activated have their own window in the document. You can modify the UI only when the object is in a UI-activated state.

See also

Introduction to MSHTML Editing



Build date: 6/12/2012

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