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, 10 Oct 2001
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Creating a CookieSpy explorer bar with ATL
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    CookieSpy is a custom explorer bar. This extension was created for the monitoring of cookie activity and for the possibility to add and edit cookies. I used VC++ 6.0 (SP4) and ATL.


    1. At first, every IE band object must implement a couple interfaces:
    - IDeskBand
    - IObjectWithSite
    I wrote a template class DeskBandImpl<> to implement all the IE necessary routines.

    2. Second, the band object must add to the registry the appropriate records to the "Component Categories" hive. I registered for CATID_InfoBand and CATID_CommBand categories. Certainly, you can use only one placement for band: vertical or horizontal at the same time.

    3. Next, when IE calls IObjectWithSite::SetSite method, the main objectives are:
    - to create a band window.
    - to advise DWebBrowserEvents2 event sink interface for receiving event notifications from a explorer

    4. CookieSpy::OnCreate method objectives:
    - to create MSHTML control for displaying HTML page from resource
    - to set external dispatch

    5. By processing events: BeforeNavigate2, DocumentComplete, NavigateComplete2, I try to update the cookie's information for the current document:
    - to parse cookie string
    - to update a main html page

    Cookie Edit Dialog

    6. Also the user can add and edit the cookie. If the cookie was stored on the hard disc, I try to find the cookie's file in cookie's folder for determining a expire date and domain\path info otherwise (in case lack of such file) I suggest that it's the session cookie. Then with help InternetSetCookie API I create a cookie for the specified URL.


    I tested this band under Win2k and IE 5.0 only


    Thanks a Neeraj Srivastava for his article "Implementing Web Browser Band Using ATL HTML Control"


    12 Oct 2001 - New download files: These solve trouble with IE.5.5\6.0 and CookieSpy plug-ins.


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    About the Author

    Konstantin Boukreev
    Web Developer
    Russian Federation Russian Federation
    I am freelance programmer. About 3 years of experience in C++ and I would rather use ATL, STL, WTL but not MFC Smile | :) . Main backgrounds are Win32 API, COM and Networking. Now I am interested about AI (Neural Network, Fuzzy Logic and GA). Currently based in Vladivostok, Russia.

    Comments and Discussions

    QuestionAutomate View - > Explorer Bars - > Cookie Spy Pinmembervikrant kpr4-Sep-07 11:51 
    GeneralExport the method of the IeExtension.dll for another application PinmemberVincenzo Carnuccio15-Nov-04 21:10 
    GeneralPane is not scrollable PinsussAnonymous4-Nov-04 10:53 
    GeneralRe: Pane is not scrollable PinsussKamalPulsamy15-Dec-04 18:23 
    QuestionCompile error - what to download ? PinmemberLed16-Sep-03 12:21 
    AnswerRe: Compile error - what to download ? PinsussVincenzoCarnuccio4-Nov-04 4:25 
    AnswerRe: Compile error - what to download ? Pinmemberhacker121116-Oct-08 15:23 
    Generalhere is my simple read only spy! PinmemberAnonymous11-Oct-01 17:05 
    make a new shortcut on your desktop...
    for the location of the item...put:
    click next...give it a name... click ok. now right click on your new shortcut... properties... remove the "http://" from the front and the "/" from the end... which now leaves:
    Click ok or apply... you get error "The protocol "javascript" does not have a registered program, do you want to keep this target anyway?" click yes.
    now go to a or somthn... and drag your new shortcut onto the browser window.... viola! MUAHAHAH
    Eek! | :eek:
    David Eschmeyer ....
    See one of my databases featured on CNN!
    Hire me! hehe.
    GeneralRe: here is my simple read only spy! PinmemberAlvaro Mendez15-Oct-01 4:56 
    GeneralRe: here is my simple read only spy! PinmemberAnonymous9-Nov-01 19:45 
    GeneralRe: here is my simple read only spy! PinsussAnonymous9-Oct-02 0:03 
    GeneralRe: here is my simple read only spy! Pinmemberzichun24-Oct-03 21:35 
    GeneralRe: here is my simple read only spy! Pinmembersori507828-Jan-10 12:32 
    GeneralRe: here is my simple read only spy! PinmemberBilal Ahmed20-Aug-03 15:14 
    GeneralDoes not work with French IE5.5SP1 PinmemberSoftLion6-Mar-01 3:41 
    GeneralRe: Does not work with French IE5.5SP1 PinmemberAnonymous9-Apr-01 8:31 
    GeneralRe: Does not work with French IE5.5SP1 PinmemberAnonymous9-Apr-01 8:34 
    GeneralRe: Does not work with French IE5.5SP1 PinmemberKonstantin Boukreev9-Oct-01 19:18 
    GeneralDoes not work with English IE 5.5 PinmemberMario M.5-Mar-01 5:23 
    GeneralDoes not work with English IE 5.5 PinmemberMario M.5-Mar-01 5:22 
    GeneralRe: Does not work with English IE 5.5 PinmemberKonstantin Boukreev9-Oct-01 19:16 
    GeneralInstalling the Plugin PinmemberGoran Lastro5-Mar-01 0:12 
    GeneralRe: Installing the Plugin PinmemberTom Wellige5-Mar-01 2:58 
    GeneralRe: Installing the Plugin PinmemberAnonymous6-Mar-01 10:51 
    GeneralRe: Installing the Plugin Pinmembersas28-Mar-01 13:09 

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