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how to open a website/URL from VB?
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Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long
Private Const SW_SHOW = 5

ShellExecute Me.hwnd, "open", Trim$(txtWebsite.Text), vbNullString, vbNullString, SW_SHOW
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by:Ark
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Hi
Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long

Public Sub NavigateTo(sUrl As String)
   Call ShellExecute(0&, vbNullString, sUrl, vbNullString, vbNullString, vbNormalFocus)
End Sub

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by:aseem_dayal
ID: 6841359
Hi,

See if this helps :

1. Go to your project refferences and select "Microsoft    
   Internet Controls", which is a refference to shdocvw.dll

2. Add the following code for a command button click :

Dim ws As SHDocVw.InternetExplorer

Private Sub Command1_Click()

Set ws = New InternetExplorer

ws.Visible = True
ws.Navigate ("www.google.com")

End Sub

To use alternative browsers use the WebBrowser class included in this library.

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by:vettranger
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Or, if you need to see the web page code from inside your VB program :

url$ = "http://www.something.com"
q$ = Inet1.OpenURL(url$)

q$ now has the code from the web page to parse as you'd like.
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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:))
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by:wuyinzhi
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thanks all, especially to ryancys who gave me the solution first. Anyway just curious, is it possible to access an asp page without open the browser?
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