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Using Google maps with Postcode field from Delphi

Posted on 2007-11-26
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Hi Experts,

I have an application which contains a postcode.
What I need to do is to have a button called "Get Directions" for example and Click on it and search google Maps for the Postcode on the TEdit and open it in the browser.

I know it's possible but I just don't know how to do it!

Hope you can help!

Thanks

ST3VO
 
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Here you are.

This is an example where you insert the postcode on a TEdit Component.

Don't forget to add the "ShellAPI" unit to uses.


procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
 var s: string;
begin
s:=('http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q='+Edit1.text+'+&ie=UTF8&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=1');
ShellExecute(self.WindowHandle,'open',PChar(s),nil,nil, SW_SHOWNORMAL);
end;

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Perfect!!!

Thanks a million!!!

ST3VO
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Perfect!!!
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by:Delphiwizard
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Code from Steven Fernandez can now be changed to:
uses ShellAPI;

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var s : string;
begin
  s := ('https://www.google.nl/maps/place/' + Edit1.text);
  ShellExecute(self.WindowHandle,'open',PChar(s),nil,nil, SW_SHOWNORMAL);
end;

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