An Introduction to Custom WebBrowsers for the Qualitative Study of Hypertext Navigation
Patricia M. Boechler, Michael R.W. Dawson, University of Alberta, Canada ; Kelvin R. Boechler, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Canada
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume 11, Number 3, ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
For the benefit of researchers new to custom programming, this article presents a discussion of the advantages of custom applications and an example of such a program with a description and explanation of some of the programming code used to create it. Visual Basic 6.0 is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that allows researchers to custom design interface forms using standard window controls and to code routines using the Visual Basic programming language. Visual Basic 6.0 (Professional Edition) also includes specialized controls such as the WebBrowser Control that enables researchers to add hypertext navigation to an application with a highly adaptable browser interface. This collection of functions provides a particularly valuable tool for investigating hypertext navigation and user interactions with document features.
Boechler, P.M., Dawson, M.R.W. & Boechler, K.R. (2002). An Introduction to Custom WebBrowsers for the Qualitative Study of Hypertext Navigation. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 11(3), 221-235. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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