We have written a small Visual Basic appplication which uses the accursed Microsoft WebBrowser Control ([url removed, login to view]). Creating a distribution has turned into something of a challenge, so we are inviting advice from developers with experience of deploying the WebBrowser Control as part of another program.
The main issues we have hit so far are:
i) Running the Internet Explorer setup as transparently as possible as part of our own setup routine
ii) Recognising existing installs and leaving well alone if v5 or above
iii) Recognising the Operating System in order to extract only the necessary files during setup
We have been using IEAK6 to customise the browser, and IExpress to package the install files. However, if anyone knows a better / more flexible way, we're well open to suggestions.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done, if required to create custom Distribution Package. 2) Installation package that will install the software (in ready-to-run condition) on the platform(s) specified in this bid request. 3) Complete ownership and distribution copyrights to all work purchased.
Internet Explorer 6 (WebBrowser Control)
Windows 2000 (Std / Pro)
Windows XP (Home / Pro)