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I want to make it possible for the user of my app to be able to click a button/image to be taken to my home page (via IE of course). Is this easily achievable with VB 6?
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by:mark2150
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Easy enough to spawn a copy of IE and pass it a URL.

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by:MAVERICK
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You could always execute a windows shortcut to the URL...... simply add the URL: to favourites... go to windows/favourites and copy the shortcut out to where u want it....


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use this line of code.  i use it all the time for links.

retVal = shell("start http://www.yourpage.com/)
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by:edunc
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oops.  it's:

retVal = shell("start http://www.yourpage.com/")

I forgot the " at the end of shell
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Easy enough, no?

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Add a 0 to the code...
retVal = shell("start http://www.yourpage.com/",0)

this will supress the MSDOS window

regards
Jon

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by:edunc
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you don't need to add a 0 at the end.  By default, the window will already be minimized, and w/ focus i think.  it doesn't matter if it has the focus anyway becuase the new browser window will take the focus when it opens.
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actually that is not strictly correct.... what happens is that a MSDOS icon apears in the task bar... putting the '0' will suppress that....

But '0' is not the default.....

sorry If this seems like being pedantic... I just noticed it while I was trying it out... and thought it may be useful to lbowers, thats all

Regards
Jon

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Thanks to all for your help and comments.
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by:edunc
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maverick - does the 0 make it not in the taskbar?
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