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I have a question concerning web page development. I have to create a web page that will launch an application. For example a link on the page will pull up "explorer.exe" and it will run on the computer I'm sitting at.

I would greatly appreciate it if you help me,

Thank you
Ricky Li
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jsjones I think what Ricky was wanting to do was run an application that was already installed on the PC.

If I'm correct then it is possible by creating an <A> link to the right place ie

<a href="c:\mydir\myapp.exe">My text</a>

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The problem you will find Ricky is that this is likely to set off all sorts of alarm bells from anti malware and antivirus software and although the principle is sound you may not be able to get it to work reliably.

Sorry its not better news but hope it gets you somewhere to answering your question. As an alternative if you ware wanting to launch an application you have developed you might be able to achieve your ideal result using ClickOnce deployment as this would allow you to run an application directly from the web.

Regards

Jon
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