WebBrowser control broken in Windows 7 after KB3003057

Fixed Issue #1282034


Jan 2, 2015
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Steps to reproduce


Repro Steps:

This is going to be a bit difficult to give you precise steps, as it’s not a simple or small process, but here’s an outline of what I’ve done:

  1. Create a C++ application in Visual Studio 2010, and use ATL to embed the WebBrowser control via the CAxWindow2 class.

  2. I load a page into the WebBrowser control that is a simple HTML/JavaScript Editor to create and save HTML text in my application. This is loaded by the following process:

    a) Navigate2( about:blank )
    b) Wait under the ReadyState is WB_READYSTATE_COMPLETE
    c) Execute document.open
    d) Execute document.write with the HTML and JS for the editor page
    e) Execute document.close
    f) Execute a JS function in the page to initialize the page

  3. Ensure the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION is set to “11000”

  4. Run the application, edit some text and then close the window hosting the WebBrowser control

  5. The application crashes with the message: “Unhandled exception at 0x00490054 in RevPS.exe: 0xC0000005: Access violation.”

  6. A stack trace shows the exception occurred in IEFRAME.DLL while processing message ID 32770

Expected Results:

The expected behavior is for it not to crash in IEFRAME.DLL when the application hosting the WebBrowser control destroys it.

Actual Results:

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Kamen M.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Kamen M.” to “Sharon T.”

      Changed Status to “Fixed”

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