Cannot get hyperlink

towel401
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I want my app to be able to open internet explorer windows and send the users to an url. But i cant get Hyperlink.NavigateTo to work at all, I tried using this API call :

 Public Declare Sub HlinkNavigateString Lib "URLMON.dll" (ByVal pUnk As Long, ByVal szTarget As String)

but VB keeps crashing as if i were using the wrong arguments. Then i tried another API call and it said entry point not found.
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Commented:
Create a project and add a textbox and a commandbutton.  Paste the code below into the form.  Type a URL into the text box and hit the button.

Private Declare Sub 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)

Private Sub Command1_Click()
        ShellExecute Me.hwnd, "open", Text1.Text, vbNullString, vbNullString, 1
End Sub
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

ShellExecute Me.hwnd, "open", "http://www.experts-exchange.com, "", "", 1
opps same code sry

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