Internet Explorer 11 detection

The Solution to Internet Explorer 11 detection is


Edit 18 Nov 2016

This code also work (for those who prefer another solution , without using ActiveX)

var isIE11 = !!window.MSInputMethodContext && !!document.documentMode;
  // true on IE11
  // false on Edge and other IEs/browsers.

Original Answer

In order to check Ie11 , you can use this : ( tested)

(or run this)

!(window.ActiveXObject) && "ActiveXObject" in window

I have all VMS of IE :

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Notice : this wont work for IE11 :

as you can see here , it returns true :

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So what can we do :

Apparently , they added the machine bit space :

ie11 :

"Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; Trident/7.0; .NET4.0E; .NET4.0C; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; rv:11.0) like Gecko"

ie12 :

"Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64; Trident/7.0; .NET4.0E; .NET4.0C; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; rv:11.0) like Gecko"

so we can do:

/x64|x32/ig.test(window.navigator.userAgent)

this will return true only for ie11.

~ Answered on 2014-02-17 09:27:51


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