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Pro Internet Explorer 8 & 9 Development: Developing Powerful Applications for The Next Generation of IE by Matthew Crowley

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Chapter 11. Developing Applications with the WebBrowser Control

The web platform (HTML, JavaScript, etc.) is supplanting native-code platforms not only for browsers, but for general application development as well. Standalone applications, mobile phone applications, and a myriad of other non-browser-based programs are using markup, styles, and script as a base for their core functionality and UIs.

Applications using web technologies depend on access to and interpretation of web content; however, it wouldn't make any sense for every single application to provide its own networking stacks, protocol handlers, parsers, or layout engines. A number of companies have provided this offering to developers, but the most used and well known of these is Microsoft's ...

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