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Posted on 2001-08-15
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this is the code im using at the moment ShellExecute(Handle, 'open',
  'Http://www.yahoo.co.uk',nil,nil, SW_SHOWNORMAL);


which works fine however i want to get it to read the url
from a edit box when i put
ShellExecute(Handle, 'open',
  'Http://'+edit1.text,nil,nil, SW_SHOWNORMAL);
it doesent work neither does


ShellExecute(Handle, 'open',
  edit1.text,nil,nil, SW_SHOWNORMAL);
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kretzschmar earned 100 total points
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try this change (pchar-type is needed, you can do this via conversion)
ShellExecute(Handle, 'open',PCHAR( 'Http://'+edit1.text),nil,nil, SW_SHOWNORMAL);
                     
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by:david-johnstone
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What you need to do is cast the string returned from the edit box as a PChar, so the statement becomes


ShellExecute(Handle, 'Open', PChar('http://' + edit1.Text), nil, nil, SW_SHOWNORMAL);

or

ShellExecute(Handle, 'open', PChar(edit1.Text), nil, nil, SW_SHOWNORMAL);

That should sort it out.

David.
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by:scrapdog
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ShellExecute(Handle, 'open', PChar(edit1.text), nil, nil, SW_SHOWNORMAL);

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by:VSF
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too late guys
Meikl was the fastest!

VSF
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