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Issue 7.6

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MiniBrowser

Create a basic web browser

Issue: 7.6 (September/October 2009)
Author: Brad Rhine
Author Bio: Brad Rhine is the developer of Kodiak, a complete student information system written entirely in REALbasic. That's his day job. In his spare time, he writes shareware applications in REALbasic.
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I've seen a lot of questions and comments on the REALbasic mailing lists and forum about the HTMLViewer. Usually the questions center around perceived inadequacies in the control. Often people want to know why it doesn't handle things like browsing history, forward and back buttons, bookmarks, and printing. Truth be told, while the HTMLViewer doesn't handle these things for you, working with the control in REALbasic can give you a taste of just how complicated it is to write a good web browser in any language.

With that said, in this issue, we're going to create our own web browser. To be sure, it will have limited functionality, but if you've never used the HTMLViewer before, it will show you how to manage it in your own projects.

The Goal

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