IEApp.Navigate throwing automated error when navigating to https sites

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IEApp.Navigate throwing automated error when navigating to https sites
IEApp.Navigate throwing automated error when navigating to https sites 
Shawn Fenus




Posts: 16
Joined: 2010-01-08
Hi Andrei,

This is what I did:
1) Apply IEApp.Navigate to "http:\\www.google.com" instead of the page mentioned in your code
2) unregister your add-on, open IE, close IE, register the add-on
a) I had to omit "remove the IE bar from the bars collection" because then I would not have a reference to my sidebar. (This is based on my understanding of the request though)
3) make sure that you IE opens a single tab ("about:blank") when you start it.

The results were as expected: No pop up error message.

However I need it to navigate to an https site like "https://www.shopshield.net/member/app/registration".

When I place any https links in the IEApp.Navigate method I get the following result:

Internet Explorer cannot open site https://www.shopshield.net/member/app/registration.

Operation aborted


This ability to navigate to the registration page amongst other pages on our site is of paramount importance. I appreciate any help you can give me. I no longer get the automated error message which seems to me a step in the right direction. Now if I can just get around this one I think the problem is solved. I am getting it on 2 of the 4 machines we conduct test on for XP/IE7.

Please advise and thanks a lot for the help you have given me.
Posted 22 Feb, 2010 14:32:57 Top
Shawn Fenus




Posts: 16
Joined: 2010-01-08
Hi Andrei,


Sorry if this is double posted - I came back to this thread and noticed it was not there.

This is what I did:

1) Apply IEApp.Navigate to "http:\\www.google.com" instead of the page mentioned in your code

2) unregister your add-on, open IE, close IE, register the add-on
a) I had to omit "remove the IE bar from the bars collection" because then I would not have a reference to my sidebar. (This is based on my understanding of the request though)

3) make sure that you IE opens a single tab ("about:blank") when you start it.


The results were as expected: No pop up error message.

However I need it to navigate to an https site like "https://www.shopshield.net/member/app/registration".

When I place any https links in the IEApp.Navigate method I get the following result:

Internet Explorer cannot open site https://www.shopshield.net/member/app/registration.

Operation aborted


This ability to navigate to the registration page amongst other pages on our site is of paramount importance. I appreciate any help you can give me. I no longer get the automated error message which seems to me a step in the right direction. Now if I can just get around this one I think the problem is solved. I am getting it on 2 of the 4 machines we conduct test on for XP/IE7.

Please advise and thanks a lot for the help you have given me.
Posted 22 Feb, 2010 15:52:50 Top
Andrei Smolin


Add-in Express team


Posts: 15284
Joined: 2006-05-11
Hi Shawn,

Can you please send me a project reproducing this issue for testing? You can send it to the support e-mail address (see readme.txt). Please make sure your e-mail contains a link to this topic.

What Windows and IE versions are you using?

Regards from Belarus (GMT+2),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 25 Feb, 2010 05:32:53 Top