This class allows you to take advantage of features enabled in the client’s browser. It is automatically available through the Browser property of the built-in Request object and corresponds roughly to the MSWC.BrowserCapabilities component that existed in ASP.

Essentially, the HttpBrowserCapabilities class is a list of properties that describe the client’s browser. Many properties return True or False, depending on whether a given capability is enabled in the browser, such as ActiveXControls, BackgroundSounds, CDF (the channel definition format used in webcasting), Cookies, Frames, JavaApplets, JavaScript, and VBScript. Other Boolean values tell you whether or not the browser is AOL-based, a beta, and running on the Win16 or Win32 platform (the AOL, Beta, Win16, and Win32 properties, respectively). Additionally, you can retrieve information such as version number (MajorVersion and MinorVersion), the Platform name (e.g., “Win32”), the browser Type (e.g., “Microsoft Internet Explorer 5”), and the full Version number as a string.

Public Class HttpBrowserCapabilities : Inherits System.Web.Configuration.HttpCapabilitiesBase
' Public Constructors
   Public Sub New() 
' Public Instance Properties
   Public ReadOnly Property ActiveXControls As Boolean  
   Public ReadOnly Property AOL As Boolean  
   Public ReadOnly Property BackgroundSounds As Boolean  
   Public ReadOnly Property Beta As Boolean  
   Public ReadOnly Property Browser As String  
   Public ReadOnly Property CDF

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