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Posted on 1999-07-10
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Anyone give me any info on why this won't work?

STARTUPINFO sui;
memset(&sui,0,sizeof(STARTUPINFO));
sui.cb = sizeof(STARTUPINFO);
sui.dwFlags = 0;
sui.lpDesktop = 0;
PROCESS_INFORMATION pi;
if(! CreateProcess(URLLIST,NULL,NULL,NULL,FALSE,0,NULL,NULL,&sui,&pi))
{
      MessageBox(NULL,"Error while loading page","Error",MB_ICONSTOP|MB_OK);
}
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If URLLIST is just a string like "http://www.experts-exchange.com", it won't work because CreateProcess expects an executalbe file name. Use ShellExecute instead because it can open a document file.

::ShellExecute(hWnd, NULL, _T("http://www.experts-exchange.com"), NULL, NULL, SW_SHOWNORMAL);
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