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ActiveX Shell.Explorer Version

Post by CarlitoGil » Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:27 pm

The which version of Internet Explorer is created by NewActiveX? 6.0?
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Re: ActiveX Shell.Explorer Version

Post by trixmoto » Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:58 pm

It's whichever version of IE that you have installed.
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Re: ActiveX Shell.Explorer Version

Post by CarlitoGil » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:18 pm

I have IE8 Installed (Windows 7 x64) yet using JavaScript 'navigator.appVersion' I get in MediaMonkey

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4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0)
For some reason all IE return 4.0, the important part is MSIE 7.0

The same HTML opened outside MM, in IE8 returns

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4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0)
MSIE 8.0

But I don't think the one in MM is IE7 given the way it handles CSS, it more like IE6 to me

What am I missing?
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Re: ActiveX Shell.Explorer Version

Post by trixmoto » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:19 am

Internet Explorer always reports 4.0 to indicate that it is compatible with Netscape 4, it's been like this since about IE5.

I can only guess that when MM requests an OCX connection with IE8 it is running in IE7 compatability mode - at any rate this is under Microsoft's control and not something that can be changed by MM.
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Re: ActiveX Shell.Explorer Version

Post by CarlitoGil » Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:22 pm

Wait,

Is javascript always activated or does it depend on the user?
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Re: ActiveX Shell.Explorer Version

Post by trixmoto » Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:41 am

By default it is enabled but in theory they can switch it off in the Internet Options. However over 99% of web users do have it enabled, so I wouldn't worry too much about those which don't. Especially if it's an MM plugin, you can just tell them that they need to enable it! :)
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