Internet Explorer 11 Samples and Tutorials


This documentation provides sample applications that are built with features of Internet Explorer 11, modern standards, and real-world design. Each section presents one or more developer scenarios followed by a number of tasks. Each task is designed to help you understand how to achieve the specified goal.

Developer audience

These samples and tutorials are written for web developers who have a moderate understanding of JavaScript and the Document Object Model (DOM) event model and objects.

Run-time requirements

In this section

Topic Description

Developer guidance for websites with content for Adobe Flash Player in Windows 8

This topic provides information about websites that have content for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 8. It provides guidelines for developers, designers, and content publishers to help with their websites that use Flash Player.

Direct3D support for ActiveX controls

This article describes how to use Microsoft Direct3D 11 to present efficient, rotation-aware ActiveX controls.

Get ready for plug-in free browsing

Here we offer guidance and strategies for preparing your sites and web applications for plug-in free browsing in Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer for Xbox One Developer Guide

This topic provides guidelines for web developers to who want to optimize their sites for Internet Explorer for Xbox One.

Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1: One browser, two experiences

Starting with Windows 8, IE provides one web platform that supports two browsing experiences: Internet Explorer in the new Windows UI that is optimized for touch devices, and the familiar browsing experience of Internet Explorer for the desktop. By understanding the differences between the two, developers can use the same HTML5 markup to build rich, interactive websites that will run in both experiences on Windows 8 and beyond.

Make your site touch-ready

This guide provides touch-friendly design guidance and troubleshooting suggestions to ensure your customers who use touch can most effectively use your site.

Strategies for building adaptive sites

Here we'll dive into strategies for using features in IE that help you build sites and web apps that look great and work seamlessly across multiple Windows 8 device form factors and user input methods.

Web development for Windows Phone

IE for Windows Phone is based on Internet Explorer for the desktop; however, there are differences that web developers should consider. This topic describes some of these differences on a high level for IE11 on Windows Phone 8.1 and previous versions.

Media Source Extensions

Use Media Source Extensions APIs to add HTML5 audio and video streaming to your websites without plugins or special servers.


WebGL is a standards-based web technology providing fast 2D and 3D graphics.

Using the F12 developer tools

Using the F12 developer tools, you can debug, test, and speed up your webpages.