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Can someone provide the code that would determine the users default browser and open it to a particular page?
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Question by:clarwc
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ID: 1443048

' Place a Command Button and a Text Box

Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long
Private Const SW_SHOW = 5


Private Sub Command1_Click()
    text1.text = "http://www.total.net/~idc/"
    ShellExecute hwnd, "open", Text1.Text, vbNullString, vbNullString, SW_SHOW
End Sub

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by:waty
ID: 1443049
Bad luck, someone has responded just before me, by the way, here is my response :

Use the following function, to view an HTM file with its associated default browser :

Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, ByVal lpdirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long

Public Function ExecuteWithAssociate(ByVal hwnd As Long, sExecute As String, Optional Param As Variant, Optional windowstyle As Variant) As Boolean
   ' #VBIDEUtils#************************************************************
   ' * Programmer Name  : Waty Thierry
   ' * Web Site         : www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/6311/
   ' * E-Mail           : waty.thierry@usa.net
   ' * Date             : 9/10/98
   ' * Time             : 11:48
   ' * Module Name      : Execute_Module
   ' * Module Filename  :Execute.bas
   ' * Procedure Name   : ExecuteWithAssociate
   ' * Parameters       :
   ' *                    ByVal hWnd As Long
   ' *                    S As String
   ' *                    Optional Param As Variant
   ' *                    Optional windowstyle As Variant
   ' **********************************************************************
   ' * Comments         :
   ' * Executes a file with it's associated program.
   ' *   windowstyle uses the same constants as the Shell function:
   ' *      vbHide   0
   ' *      vbNormalFocus  1
   ' *      vbMinimizedFocus  2
   ' *      vbMaximizedFocus  3
   ' *      vbNormalNoFocus   4
   ' *      vbMinimizedNoFocus   6
   ' *
   ' *  returns true on success
   ' *
   ' *
   ' **********************************************************************
   
   Dim i As Long

   If IsMissing(windowstyle) Then windowstyle = vbNormalFocus

   i = ShellExecute(hwnd, vbNullString, sExecute, IIf(IsMissing(Param) Or (Param = ""), vbNullString, CStr(Param)), GetPath(sExecute), CLng(windowstyle))
   If i > 32 Then
      ExecuteWithAssociate = True
   Else
      ExecuteWithAssociate = False
   End If
   
End Function

Public Function GetPath(s As String) As String
   '
   '  Returns the path portion of a file + pathname
   '
   
   Dim i As Integer
   Dim J As Integer

   i = 0
   J = 0

   i = InStr(s, "\")
   Do While i <> 0
      J = i
      i = InStr(J + 1, s, "\")
   Loop

   If J = 0 Then
      GetPath = ""
   Else
      GetPath = Left$(s, J)
   End If

End Function

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by:clarwc
ID: 1443050
Works Great thanks
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