Tabs in Internet Explorer 7


The IE blog has an announcement about Tabbed Browsing in IE7.


One of the reasons this blog has been so quiet over the past few, uhm, months is that I’ve been spending a considerable amount of my time working with a few others on the “Browser UI” team to implement this feature. Expect some more technical posts soon.


If you have questions or topic ideas please post them and I’ll answer what I can. Tabbed Browsing has required a lot of work on the internals and “application-level” features in IE, so that’s where I can provide the most useful info. Contrast this with the HTML rendering engine, which I can’t say much about other than that there are a bunch of great people working in this area and the main IE blog is probably the best place to stay informed.


Comments (2)

  1. PatriotB says:

    I’m assuming that tabbed browsing is implemented in the browser "frame", and that each tab has its own WebBrowser control. However the fact that the IWebBrowser2 interface controls both the browser control AND the IE window iteslf, must lead to some interesting scenarios with Automation. I would imagine that each tab would have to be its own InternetExplorer object but that the IE-only operations such as moving/sizing the window or showing/hiding toolbars must thus apply to all IE objects in the frame.

    It would be great for you to go into these issues if you can. Thanks!

  2. PatriotB, yep, stay tuned. I am working on an article that will cover this very thing.

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