Z-index issue when a web page is launched using the .NET Web Browser Control (WBC) inside an Excel 2007 Document Level Customization. - by Abhishek - Oracle

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ID 377657 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 10/24/2008 7:24:16 PM
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Windows XP --> Windows XP 2002 (SP2)
Excel version --> Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2007
.Net version --> Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
Programming Language--> C#
IDE --> Visual Studio Team Suite 2008
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Office Runtime --> VSTO 3.0

When a web page is launched from an Excel 2007 document level solution using the .NET Web Browser Control (WBC), the Z-index of the rendered page is not correct. 
Select controls (like html drop-down lists) are still visible even after disabling (graying out) the whole page. 
This does not happen when the WBC is used inside a regular Windows Form Application. In this case, the page behaves as expected and the drop-down lists are NOT active.

I have attached two applications and a document in "ExcelWebBrowserTest.zip". The problem happens only in "ExcelWebBrowserTest.zip". But, "WBC_NO_EXCEL.zip" can be run to see the expected behavior.
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Posted by Microsoft on 11/5/2008 at 8:04 PM
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Posted by Microsoft on 11/5/2008 at 2:16 AM
We were able to reproduce the issue you are seeing. We are escalating this issue to the product unit who works on that specific feature area. The product team will review this issue and make a decision on whether they will fix it or not for the next release
Posted by Microsoft on 10/29/2008 at 1:56 AM
Thanks for reporting the issue.
In order to fix the issue, we must first reproduce the issue in our labs. We are unable to reproduce the issue with the steps you provided.

It may help if you provide us with:
a) a zipped project file
b) a screenshot about the problem

It would be greatly appreciated if you could provide us with that information as quickly as possible. If we do not hear back from you within 7 days, we will close this issue

Thanks again for your efforts and we look forward to hearing from you.
Visual Studio Product Team
Posted by Microsoft on 10/28/2008 at 2:04 AM
Thank you for your feedback, We are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly(http://support.microsoft.com/)