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how can I load an html page named help.html in a browser window when I press a button named Help_btn in my visual basic program ?
oostwijkAsked:
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R_RajeshCommented:
try:

Ret& = ShellExecute(0, "open", "c:\help.htm", "", vbNull, SW_SHOWNORMAL)
or
Ret& = ShellExecute(0, "open", "www.google.com", "", vbNull, SW_SHOWNORMAL)
R_RajeshCommented:
Private Sub Help_btn_Click()
Ret& = ShellExecute(0, "open", "www.google.com", "", vbNull, SW_SHOWNORMAL)
End Sub

Rajesh
R_RajeshCommented:
well i forgot to list the function

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 Sub Help_btn_Click()
Ret& = ShellExecute(0, "open", "www.google.com", "", vbNull, SW_SHOWNORMAL)
End Sub

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oostwijkAuthor Commented:
Hi Rajesh,

It works fine when I use the line :
Ret& = ShellExecute(0, "open", "www.google.com", "", vbNull, SW_SHOWNORMAL)

However when I want to open a offline html page with:
Ret& = ShellExecute(0, "open", "help.html", "", vbNull, SW_SHOWNORMAL)
it doesn't work..

Can you help me out ?

R_RajeshCommented:
give the full path:

Ret& = ShellExecute(0, "open", "c:\html\help.html", "", vbNull, SW_SHOWNORMAL)



Rajesh
valipotorCommented:
Maybe you have to use the file protocol , like this
Ret& = ShellExecute(0, "open", "file://c:\html\help.html", "", vbNull, SW_SHOWNORMAL)

bhartungCommented:
If you prefer to have programmatic control over the process rather than just shelling out (so that you can get better error information, for example), you could do this instead:

    Dim oIE As Object
   
    Set oIE = CreateObject("SHDocVw.InternetExplorer")
   
    oIE.Visible = True
   
    oIE.Navigate "http://www.sysinternals.com/"
   
    Set oIE = Nothing

If you prefer to use early binding, the TypeLib to Reference in VB is called "Microsoft Internet Controls".
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