Internet Exporer 7 (IE7) and it's potential impact on your Delphi applications using TWebBrowser

If you’re a developer who uses the TWebBrowser
component I’d highly recommend you download and install IE7 RC1 and put your
application through it’s paces. We’ve been testing our shipping products namely,
C#B 1.0, Delphi 8, BDS 2005
and BDS2006 which use the IE rendering engine for the HTML/ASP.NET designers and
have run into problems ranging from minor to very serious and I imagine any
applications that leverage the MSHTML
control share similar risks. Quoted:

“…and have run into problems ranging from minor to very
serious and I imagine any applications that leverage the MSHTML control share
similar risks.” – regarding the IE7
update

I’ve read that IE7 will be
distributed as a high priority update via Windows Update
meaning for many it
will be installed automatically though I’m not sure if that decision is set in
stone. One thing that is clear is that MS is still in the beta test period of
the development cycle so there is potentially time left to get problems
addressed although they’ve reached a Release Candidate milestone (RC1) and I’d
guess the window is closing rapidly.

Look here for IE
support information.

If you’ve either already done testing or used our products which have been
impacted by this latest release I’d certainly be interested in hearing from you.
Also, please be sure to communicate your problems to Microsoft, we’re currently
in the process of doing just that.

Updated: Sept. 1, 2006

I’ve been working with a very helpful Program Manager at Microsoft to try and
resolve some of our IE7 issues and they gave me the following information
regarding an Access Denied issue in BDS after installing IE7.

I received more information on the Access Denied Error. After
further investigation, it looks like this is an issue with the object caching
feature, which was enabled by default for all applications in IE7.

To
resolve the issue, we recommend turning off this feature for your applications
with the FeatureControl keys. Information on how to do this is available in the
MSDN article: Security
and Compatibility in Internet Explorer 7
.

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