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I want to switch the IE9 Browser mode to IE7 programmatically in VBA at runtime. I can engage the F12 develop tools and change it manually, but I want to automate this step in my code after I have opened my IE browser (defaulting to IE9).

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I don't know, but my guess is this is not allowed, because it would be a security risk. You might be able, however, to write a program that changes IE's settings to always use IE7 mode before starting IE. – Mr Lister Jul 23 '12 at 6:15
are you creating the web pages, or simply connection to them? If you are generating them, then adding <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=7" /> to the header will force IE7 mode in IE8&9 – SeanC Jul 23 '12 at 16:07

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