Solved

Launch default browser?

Posted on 1998-11-04
6
813 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
How do I launch the default browser within a delphi application, using a url adress? I am currently using Delphi 3 C/S.
0
Comment
Question by:svenj
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:svenj
ID: 1345545
Adjusted points to 50
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:BoRiS
ID: 1345546
svenj

the best way to do it is use the SHellAPI call Shellexecute...

Add ShellAPI to your uses clause...

uses
Windows, Forms, ..., ShellAPI;

ShellExecute(handle, 'open', 'http://www.delphi32.com', '' , '', SW_SHOWNORMAL);

LAter
BoRiS
0
 

Author Comment

by:svenj
ID: 1345547
That didn't work for me. Nothing happens. If I replace 'http:\\www.delphi32.com' with 'c:\index.html' then the program launches the browser with the page index.html. Why is that?
0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:BoRiS
ID: 1345548
svenj

did you have a browser window open when you used shellexecute, because what happens
is that it will load it in the open browser window...this works as I have used it several times myself...

to test close all your browsers windows just leave delphi open and then run the shellexecute command

Later
BoRiS
0
 

Author Comment

by:svenj
ID: 1345549
BoRiS

It won´t work for me. As far as I know I've done everything right. Any way, I changed my mind and will use the 'c:\index.html' instead.
Many thanks

svenj

0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
bryan7 earned 50 total points
ID: 1345550
try this component

"TGoToWeb
                    v2.1"

at   http://www.torry.ru/

in the section "Lan & Communications", ---> "Internet#2"

there's a component that lets you start the default browser, and jump to
the desired URL.

bryan

0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
select query - oracle 16 103
Delphi, TImage, Png 2 54
Problem working with dynamic array - help 2 48
Posting a string with PostMessage 23 48
The uses clause is one of those things that just tends to grow and grow. Most of the time this is in the main form, as it's from this form that all others are called. If you have a big application (including many forms), the uses clause in the in…
In my programming career I have only very rarely run into situations where operator overloading would be of any use in my work.  Normally those situations involved math with either overly large numbers (hundreds of thousands of digits or accuracy re…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question