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Follow HyperLink Event In Outlook?

Posted on 2009-04-09
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When an email has hyperlinks, I don't necessarily want Outlook to open them in my Windows default browser.  I want to decide on click which browser to use.  Are there any events I could use to trap this action before the link is followed?

Mike
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Hi, shacho.

There aren't any events in the Outlook object model for trapping a hyperlink click.  Perhaps there something in the operating system, a Windows API event or something like that.  Why wouldn't you want the hyperlink target to open in the default browser?
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Internal sites will not work on any other browser than IE.  I worked out a different solution, which is even better as it is system wide.
In case you're interested:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Visual_Basic/VB_Script/Q_24316238.html

Mike

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Mike,

Good solution.  Thanks for sharing it.  I can produce a compiled version of the script that won't generate a window if that'd help.
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by:shacho
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Great idea!  Better still, can you tell me how to do it?  I have access to Visual Studio .Net.


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by:David Lee
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This works for me.  This is a console application.
Module Module1
 
    Sub Main(ByVal arrArgs As String())
        Dim varArg As String
        If UBound(arrArgs) = 0 Then
            varArg = arrArgs(0)
            'Change company.com on the next line to the unique test to look for in the URL'
            If InStr(LCase(varArg), "company.com", CompareMethod.Text) Then
                System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe", varArg)
            Else
                System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\Firefox.exe", varArg)
            End If
        End If
    End Sub
 
End Module

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by:shacho
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Most excellent.  Is there anyway to prevent the half second flash of the shell window from appearing on execution?
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Should I rebuild it as a Windows application?
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Just tried it - works great!
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Cool!
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