Disoriented Labs >> IESpy


IESpy reveals the HTML source code behind any embedded Internet Explorer control. Many applications use the Internet Explorer control to provide a flexible user interface, including:
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Outlook Express
  • Windows Explorer
  • Internet Explorer (of course)

IESpy helps web developers, Windows shell developers and programmers expose the HTML source code behind such applications.




How to Use IESpy

Run IESpy.exe. Drag the crosshair icon onto a running instance of an Internet Explorer control. (The current class name will read "Internet Explorer_Server.") IESpy will open an instance of Notepad containing the HTML source code.



  • Windows 98, ME or 2000.
  • Internet Explorer 4.0+

Change Log

v1.1 - February 2, 2001

  • Window finder tool highlights current window border
  • Support for larger HTML files (from 32kb to 128kb)

v1.0 - January 21, 2001

  • Initial Release


Known Bugs

  • The window finder tool may act nutty sometimes.



(This license is borrowed from zLib.)

This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the author(s) be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software. Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose, including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it freely, subject to the following restrictions:

1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be appreciated but is not required.

2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be misrepresented as being the original software.

3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution.

Code Copyright (C) 2000 Andrew Fawcett (andrewfawcett@users.sourceforge.net)



Please direct comments and questions to Andrew Fawcett.