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Opening a file with the default browser

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I have an application built that writes some calculation answers to a .htm file in the default temp directory.  To view the results, I call explorer.exe:

Shell "explorer.exe " & sTempPath & "\answer.htm", vbNormalFocus

How would I open it with the associated web browser - whatever it may be?
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Use the ShellExecute API call:

"HOWTO: Use ShellExecute to Launch Associated File (32-bit)"
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q170/9/18.asp
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Thanks!
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