Hyperlink Browse Context object

[Hyperlink Browse Context may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions of the operating system or product.]

Note The Microsoft ActiveX Hyperlink API is deprecated in Windows Internet Explorer 8 and later, and ActiveX technology as a whole is unsupported in the Microsoft Edge browser in favor of standards-based web APIs. For more information, see Saying goodbye to ActiveX, VBScript, attachEvent... and Get ready for plug-in free browsing.

This object implements an IHlinkBrowseContext interface and maintains the navigation stack.


The Hyperlink Browse Context object inherits from the IUnknown interface but does not have additional members.


In addition to maintaining the navigation stack, the browse context enables Forward and Back buttons, when appropriate. The browse context also maintains window position information. When a user hyperlinks from one window to another, the stored information is used to position each new window on top of the previous one, making it appear as though one window is replacing the other.