krembo404

_IEAttach in Protected Mode and Enhanced Protected Mode

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Hello,

I am using AutoIT 3.3.14.1. I am creating a script in which I'm launching a browser using _IECreate. I noticed the following behavior: If Enhanced Protected Mode is disabled, I will get 2 iexplore.exe processes (one is the container, one running the tabs). I can then use _IEAttach(<title>, "embedded") to get a pointer reference to my IHTMLWindow2 COM object. Howevr, if Enhanced Protected Mode is enabled, I will get 3 iexplore.exe processes. For some reason, I can't use _IEAttach to get the window I want - the handle just returns empty (warning). Can anyone help?

Edit: After reading a bit, it may be related to Vista's Integrity Levels mechanism and the fact the IExplorer under Protected Mode runs in IL (Integrity Low) mode. What code is running under the hood in ControlGetHandle function? Anyone knows?

Thanks!

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Interesting.
Never checked before, and currently I'm little busy to check.
I'll try to test in 48 hours.

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