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Hi all,

is there anybody know how I can add a button that can allow me to open an IE window ?

thanks a lot ;)
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Question by:allie109
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Ferruccio Accalai earned 25 total points
ID: 9865138
This one can also open a new mail window....
uses Shellapi;
procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
type LinkType = (Internet, Email);
    Function OpenUrl(Method: LinkType; Url: string): Boolean;
    var LinkString: String;
    begin
        case Method of
            Internet: LinkSTring := 'http:\\'+Url;
            Email: LinkSTring := 'mailto:'+Url;
        end;
        result := ShellExecute(Hinstance,PChar('open'),PChar(LinkSTring),nil,nil,0) = Error_Success;
    end;
begin
   OpenUrl(Internet,'www.afsoftware.it');
   OpenUrl(Email,'ferruccio@afsoftware.it');
end;

F68 ;-)
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by:hush021299
ID: 9866421
{1.}

uses
  ShellAPI, Registry;

procedure OpenURL(Url: string);
var
  ts: string;
begin
  with TRegistry.Create do
    try
      rootkey := HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT;
      OpenKey('\htmlfile\shell\open\command', False);
      try
        ts := ReadString('');
      except
        ts := '';
      end;
      CloseKey;
    finally
      Free;
    end;
  if ts = '' then Exit;
  // remove quotes and commandline parameters
  ts := Copy(ts, Pos('"', ts) + 1, Length(ts));
  ts := Copy(ts, 1, Pos('"', ts) - 1);
  ShellExecute(0, 'open', PChar(ts), PChar(url), nil, SW_SHOW);
end;

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
  OpenURL('http://www.hushpage.com);
end;


{2.}

{**************************************************************}
{ From: http://community.borland.com/article/0,1410,16858,00.html }

uses
  DdeMan,
{$IFDEF WIN32}
  Registry; {We will get it from the registry}
{$ELSE}
  IniFiles; {We will get it from the win.ini file}
{$ENDIF}

{$IFNDEF WIN32}
const  
  MAX_PATH = 144;
  {$ENDIF}

function GetProgramAssociation(Ext: string): string;
var
  {$IFDEF WIN32}
  reg: TRegistry;
  s: string;
  {$ELSE}
  WinIni: TIniFile;
  WinIniFileName: array[0..MAX_PATH] of Char;
  s: string;
  {$ENDIF}
begin
  {$IFDEF WIN32}
  s := '';
  reg := TRegistry.Create;
  reg.RootKey := HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT;
  if reg.OpenKey('.' + ext + '\shell\open\command',
    False) <> False then  
  begin
    {The open command has been found}
    s := reg.ReadString('');
    reg.CloseKey;
  end  
  else  
  begin
    {perhaps thier is a system file pointer}
    if reg.OpenKey('.' + ext,
      False) <> False then  
    begin
      s := reg.ReadString('');
      reg.CloseKey;
      if s <> '' then  
      begin
        {A system file pointer was found}
        if reg.OpenKey(s + '\shell\open\command',
          False) <> False then
          {The open command has been found}
          s := reg.ReadString('');
        reg.CloseKey;
      end;
    end;
  end;
  {Delete any command line, quotes and spaces}
  if Pos('%', s) > 0 then
    Delete(s, Pos('%', s), Length(s));
  if ((Length(s) > 0) and
    (s[1] = '"')) then
    Delete(s, 1, 1);
  if ((Length(s) > 0) and
    (Pos('"', s) > 0)) then
    Delete(s, Pos('"', s), Length(s));
  while ((Length(s) > 0) and
    (s[Length(s)] = #32)) do
    Delete(s, Length(s), 1);
  {$ELSE}
  GetWindowsDirectory(WinIniFileName, SizeOf(WinIniFileName));
  StrCat(WinIniFileName, '\win.ini');
  WinIni := TIniFile.Create(WinIniFileName);
  s  := WinIni.ReadString('Extensions',ext,'');
  WinIni.Free;
  {Delete any command line}
  if Pos(' ^', s) > 0 then
    Delete(s, Pos(' ^', s), Length(s));
  {$ENDIF}
  Result := s;
end;

procedure StartNewBrowserWindow(URL: string);
var
  DDEConv: TDDEClientConv;
  URLFired: bool;
  App: string;
  UpApp: string;
  p: array[0..MAX_PATH] of Char;
begin
  UrlFired := False;
  App := GetProgramAssociation('HTM');
  UpApp := Uppercase(App);
  Delete(App, Pos('.EXE', UpAPP), Length(App));
  if Pos('NETSCAPE.EXE',
    UpApp) > 0 then  
  begin
    DDEConv := TDDEClientConv.Create(nil);
    DDEConv.ServiceApplication := App;
    if DDEConv.SetLink('NETSCAPE', 'WWW_OpenURL') then
      if DDEConv.RequestData(URL + ',,0x0,0x0') <> nil then
        if DDEConv.SetLink('NETSCAPE', 'WWW_Activate') then
          URLFired := DDEConv.RequestData('0xFFFFFFFF,0x0') <> nil;
    DDEConv.Free;
  end  
  else if Pos('IEXPLORE.EXE',
    UpApp) > 0 then  
  begin
    DDEConv := TDDEClientConv.Create(nil);
    DDEConv.ServiceApplication := App;
    if DDEConv.SetLink('iexplore', 'WWW_OpenURL') then
      if DDEConv.RequestData(URL + ',,0') <> nil then
        if DDEConv.SetLink('iexplore', 'WWW_Activate') then
          URLFired := DDEConv.RequestData('0,0') <> nil;
    DDEConv.Free;
  end;
  if UrlFired = False then
    WinExec(StrPCopy(@p, URL), SW_SHOWNORMAL);
end;

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
  StartNewBrowserWindow('http://www.borland.com');
  StartNewBrowserWindow('http://www.yahoo.com');
end;

**************************************************
or simply
uses
  ShellApi;

{....}

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
  ShellExecute(Handle,
               'open',
               'http://www.www.hushpage.com',
               nil,
               nil,
               SW_SHOW);
end;

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by:TheLeader
ID: 9872716
uses shellapi;

Procedure open_IE(IE_address: String);
Begin
ShellExecute(0,'open',IE_address,nil,nil,SW_SHOW);
end;

{you can replace SW_SHOW with
SW_HIDE,SW_SHOW,SW_MINIZE,SW_MAXIMIZED,SW_SHOWNORMAL}

//call the procedure
ex:
procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
   open_IE('http://www.yahoo.com');
end;

hope it helped ...
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by:fidel83
ID: 9880429
if you just want internet explorer then:

//at the top:
uses shellApi;

shellExecute(0, 'open', PChar('iexplore.exe'), nil, nil, SW_SHOWNORMAL);
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by:-Karamja-
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No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned..
I will leave the following recommendation for this question in the Cleanup topic area:
Accept: Ferruccio68

Any objections should be posted here in the next 4 days. After that time, the question will be closed.

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