Archive: January, 2009

Detecting the version of an ActiveX IE Browser plugin – Part Two

January 7, 2009 No Comments by Richard

Note: if you haven’t already, please read up on FireBreath, the open source cross-platform plugin framework, and consider contributing. Update Last time, in Detecting the version of an ActiveX IE Browser plugin part one, I discussed the ToString() method of an ActiveX object, and how it is called when an ActiveX object is instantiated from […]

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Detecting the version of an ActiveX IE Browser plugin

January 6, 2009 18 Comments by Richard

One of the trickiest tasks with any browser plugin is to detect if the installed plugin is the version that you need. This is made particularly difficult because there are multiple browsers and multiple browser types. During my research I looked over the default installer that Microsoft ships with Silverlight and found a very simple solution to the Internet Explorer half of this problem.

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