Loading HTML

After loading my Java Program, I want to click a button, like my help menu button, and load an HTML document or a browser with some information thats already there, like a help file.

How would I do this?  How would I point my actionlistener to that html page and load that html page, my Program is not an applet, its a Java program.
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Your action listener should use Runtime.exec() to launch your browser.

Here's an article describing how to do this:


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package tests.swing.text;

import java.awt.BorderLayout;
import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
import java.awt.event.ActionListener;

import javax.swing.JButton;
import javax.swing.JEditorPane;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JScrollPane;

 * @author ovi
public class URLBrowser {

     public static void main(String[] args) {
          JFrame f = new JFrame();
          f.setSize(100, 80);
          f.setLocation(50, 100);
          f.getContentPane().setLayout(new BorderLayout());

          JButton help = new JButton("Help");
          help.addActionListener(new ActionListener() {
               public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
                    JFrame helpFrame = new JFrame();
                    helpFrame.getContentPane().setLayout(new BorderLayout());
                    JEditorPane browser = new JEditorPane();
                    try {
                    } catch (Exception ex) {
                    helpFrame.getContentPane().add(new JScrollPane(browser), BorderLayout.CENTER);
                    helpFrame.setSize(500, 500);
                    helpFrame.setLocation(160, 100);

          f.getContentPane().add(help, BorderLayout.CENTER);
Yes JEditorPane can be used, but it is pretty limited in it's HTML support.
... or if this is not enough you could use JavaHelp.
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