ShellExecute & Netscape

In my application I am attempting to use ShellExecute to launch a file e.g. "http://www.mysite.com/home.htm" (can be local or url).  Windows launches the browser associated with the htm file.  

This process works great with IE, however Netscape will load and give an error message saying it cannot find the file or a component is missing.  

Can I take an alternative approach to loading the file?
Note: I am currently developing for 32bit and will want to migrate this to 16bit.

Thanks
fordeAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

sperlingCommented:
Look up the extension in registry.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.htm
  (Default) = "NetscapeMarkup"  (or any other string if using another browser as default)

Look up HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\NetscapeMarkup\shell\open\command
Execute the actual string, replacing %1 with the url.

This is how a double-click on a .HTM file would execute, and how ShellExecute preferrably should work.

If this don't work, netscape needs a reinstall to fix up registry entries.



Regards,

Erik.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
slashCommented:
OK,
Or :

Execute browser with API and then use DDE to send him LoadURL
command !!!
I could even give you some code

See ya
Slash
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Delphi

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.