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Open URL in VB.NET

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How would one open a URL in VB.NET

example:
IExplorer.Open("http://www.google.com")

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       Dim sURL As String = "c:\temp\cdrom.html"
        System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(sURL)
 
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System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("http://www.google.com")
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Imports System.Diagnostics

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Dim procOptions = New ProcessStartInfo("C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe", "http:\\www.google.com")
procOptions.UseShellExecute = False  ' set to true to make silent/background
Dim myProcess = Process.Start(procOptions)

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Thank you!

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Whoops! Didn't refresh; however while Mikal613's solution will work; you don't have a reference to the process.
With the way I do it, you can issue: myProcess.CloseMainWindow() and the window will close, among other possibilities.

I just don't like fire and forget stuff.
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