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Opening Google Maps from PB application running through Citrix

I have the following situation:

I need to open Google Maps from a PowerBuilder application (dev version 10.2.1), to locate a specific addresses. When I do it by running the application locally, everything works fine.

However, when running the application through Citrix, the it displays the following message: "It looks like you have enabled Internet Explorer Compatibility View. Google Maps will not work unless this is turned off".

I want to clarify that running the application locally, IE compatibility mode can be enabled and the same message does not come out.

One hypothesis I have is to disable IE compatibility mode, but I am not sure how to do it.

I am using an UO "Microsoft Web Browser", which I understand that by default it has compatibility with IE7.

To add the URL to the user object I am using ole_browser.object.Navigate (as_url, 0,0,0,0).


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    May 31, 2017 at 05:59 AM

    I had the same problem in my local environment.

    Here you can find an article about setting the compatibility mode.

    I used another solution: I open google maps in a IFRAME and set the compatibility in the surrounding page.

    Here the code that creates a dynamic page:

    // function or event where you want to load the page
    // load blank page and add the google maps url as parameter
    string ls_url
    ls_url = ...
    Object.Navigate ("about:blank?" + ls_url)
    // Event documentcomplete of the browser control
    string ls_url, ls_html
    IF left (aa_url, 12) = "about:blank?" THEN
        ls_url = Mid (aa_url, 13)
        ls_html = '<!DOCTYPE html>~r~n' + &
                    '<html>~r~n' + &
                    '<head>~r~n' + &
                    '<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge" />~r~n' + &
                    '<style>~r~n' + &
                    'html, body, iframe {height: 100%; margin: 0;}~r~n' + &
                    '</style>~r~n' + &
                    '</head>~r~n' + &
                    '<body>~r~n' + &
                    '<iframe src="' + ls_url + '" width="100%" height="100%" frameborder="0" style="border:0"></iframe>~r~n' + &
                    '</body>~r~n' + &
            Object.Document.Open ()
            Object.Document.Write (ls_html)
            Object.Document.Close ()
        CATCH (throwable e)
            // error handling if you want
        END TRY
    END IF
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