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3454453 - Different browser is being invoked from SAP GUI for Windows when calling third party external documents


When calling an HTML content from an application through SAP GUI for Windows, a different browser is being invoked even though the desired browser control is set correctly in SAP Logon options (SAP GUI options dialog> "Interaction Design">"Control Settings"). 

For instance, the Edge (based on Chromium) is set as default browser control but when calling an external HTML content through an application running inplace SAP GUI , the Internet Explorer is being invoked. When collecting a trace for the before-mentioned scenario, the following records would appear:

Automation                       :    CALL METHOD "NAVIGATE" OF [#26/0x0XXXX/101/0x0XXXXX/InternetExplorer.Application.1]
                    #0: STRING[142 bytes] ""
Automation():    elapsed time for call = 0.618 sec
Control Manager():    Sending data to server via other channel  
Control Manager                       :    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="sap*"?>
Control Manager                       :    <DATAMANAGER>
Control Manager                       :     <CONTROLS>
Control Manager                       :      <CONTROL SHELLID ="121">
Control Manager                       :       <GENERIC FVCID ="2" FVRID ="1" FVRIDS ="0"/>
Control Manager                       :    </CONTROL>
Control Manager                       :    </CONTROLS>
Control Manager                       :    </DATAMANAGER>

Automation: SET PROPERTY "MENUBAR" OF [#26/0x0XXXXX/101/0x0XXXXX/InternetExplorer.Application.1]
Automation: SET PROPERTY "TOOLBAR" OF [#26/0x0XXXXX/101/0x0XXXXX/InternetExplorer.Application.1]
Automation: SET PROPERTY "STATUSBAR" OF [#26/0x0XXXXX/101/0x0XXXXX/InternetExplorer.Application.1]
Automation: CALL METHOD "NAVIGATE" OF [#26/0x0XXXXX/101/0x0XXXXX/InternetExplorer.Application.1]
Automation: SET PROPERTY "VISIBLE" OF [#26/0x0XXXXX/101/0x0XXXXX/InternetExplorer.Application.1]
Automation(Error)(05.04.24 13:43:52.258): SET PROPERTY "VISIBLE" OF [#26/0x0XXXXX/101/0x0XXXXX/InternetExplorer.Application.1]



SAP GUI for Windows


ABAP platform all versions ; SAP NetWeaver all versions


InternetExplorer.Application.1, CALL METHOD "NAVIGATE", SAP GUI for Windows, SAP.HTMLControl.1, InitControl, HTML control, Microsoft Chromium Edge, Internet Explorer, wrong browser, different HTML control, different browser, Internet explorer instead of Edge. , KBA , BC-FES-CTL , SAP GUI for Windows Controls , BC-FES-GUI , SAP GUI for Windows , Problem

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