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I have been studying recently on how to embed a web browser into a VI. I have followed a lot of tutorials and been successful at making both a .NET version and ActiveX version work thus far. I am now to the point where I need to view a live steaming camera through the embedded webpage. Unfortunately all .NET and ActiveX objects reference Internet Explorer 7. This limits you to what web pages you can view. As a result I then figured out how to force the web browser objects to use IE11 through window's registry. I am now at the point where I need to stream a .MJPEG camera which IE does not have native support for.

 

Does anyone know of a way that I can create a .NET or ActiveX control off of a Firefox or chrome browser? I have jumped through so many hurdles to get IE to function on a basic level and this problem could be solved so much more efficiently with a modern web browser.

I found this post from 10+ years ago and I don't believe it will work with the newer browsers. I am looking for a similar (but modern) solution.

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Hi Ryan,

 

the point is: when you want to use ActiveX to remotely control a webbrowser then the webbrowser needs to support that.

And as ActiveX is a rather old technique it is not supported by modern browsers. (Even Microsoft dropped support for Edge.)

 

So your best bet is to use IE11…

Best regards,
GerdW

using LV2011SP1 + LV2017 (+LV2020 sometimes) on Win10+cRIO
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@GerdW wrote:

Hi Ryan,

 

the point is: when you want to use ActiveX to remotely control a webbrowser then the webbrowser needs to support that.

And as ActiveX is a rather old technique it is not supported by modern browsers. (Even Microsoft dropped support for Edge.)

 

So your best bet is to use IE11…


I would actually prefer to use a .NET control, but I do not know enough about the differences to know if this would be any better than the ActiveX control. Is there a way to do it with .NET?

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Hi Ryan,

 

here the same applies: whatever you want to place in a .NET container needs to be supported by .NET!

I know MS has some browser capabilities provided as .NET - so you could use them…

 

Google for "browser control in .net" to get results like this or that

Best regards,
GerdW

using LV2011SP1 + LV2017 (+LV2020 sometimes) on Win10+cRIO
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have you got any solution? 

I face the same issue as you . 

But I even do not figure out how to change the registry of computer to allow it use IE11 .......

I

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