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When i use ShellExecute function to open a html document, it is opened in an existing instance of the browser (when the browser is opened).

How can I open the document creating another instance of the browser ?

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Gustavo
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by:RBertora
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Use createPorcess:

var
  StartUpInfos: TStartUpInfo;
begin
  ZeroMemory(@StartUpInfos, sizeOf(TStartUpInfo));
  StartUpInfos.cb := SizeOf(StartUpInfos);
  CreateProcess(nil, PChar(CommandLine), nil, nil, false, 0, nil, nil, StartUpInfos, Result);
end;

Rob;-)
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by:voxel
ID: 2640978
Do I have to include the path to the browser executable in CommandLine ?

I would like to open the document in the default browser.
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by:duke_n
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by:rwilson032697
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RBertora earned 100 total points
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Hi ,
yes you can pass the url as a parameter:

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
  StartUpInfos: TStartUpInfo;
  Result : TProcessInformation;
begin
  ZeroMemory(@StartUpInfos, sizeOf(TStartUpInfo));
  StartUpInfos.cb := SizeOf(StartUpInfos);
  CreateProcess(nil, PChar('C:\Program Files\Plus!\Microsoft Internet\Iexplore.exe http://www.yahoo.com'), nil, nil, false, 0, nil, nil, StartUpInfos, Result);
end;


Rob;-)

P.S. sorry about the first post, I left out the declaration for Result.
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by:voxel
ID: 2644467
It works when I know that Internet Explore is the default browser.

But I can use your answer to solve my problem.
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