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Hi All

Does anyone know how to do links in to vb.net programs.

We have auto generated email sent to staff about a customer normal with the customer ID.

Does any one know how to have a link to a vb.net program and then send a ID that would allow the program to open that customer details?

I have no idea what this is called but I know steam/spotify use it for games/song.

Matt
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by:Kyle Abrahams
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if it's a web application you can do it as part of the query string.

eg:  mypage.aspx?customerId=121

but there can be security concers with that.

The other thing is to setup an automatic redirect in your database and set the session object.
eg:  Give a bogus page in your url with a unique ID.
Lookup the unique Id, select the correct customer, redirect to that customer page.

If it's for a windows application then the only thing I can think of is a startup parameter.
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It's windows form program.

How do you have a parameter on startup?
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http://www.vb-helper.com/howto_net_list_command_line_arguments.html

 Public Function Main(ByVal CmdArgs() As String) As _
        Integer
        Dim frm As New Form1()
        Dim i As Integer

        frm.Text = UBound(CmdArgs) + 1 & " arguments"
        For i = 0 To UBound(CmdArgs)
            frm.lstCommands.Items.Add(CmdArgs(i))
        Next i
        frm.ShowDialog()

        Return 0
    End Function
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Clarification:  

The above code is how you read them.

You pass them by just adding them to the command line:

eg:  myprog.exe 3
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sweet! thanks just what im after
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