Hyperlink in VB6

I use the following to make hyperlink in vb6 :

' function declaration for hyperlink
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

' click_event
ShellExecute Me.hwnd, vbNullString, "http://SomeWebPage", vbNullString, vbNullString, 1

I am able to open the webpage if I set the default browser to IE9 or FF26.0

However, I could not open any webpage if I set Google Chrome as the default browser

Any suggestions?

Thank you
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rohayaConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
Hello all,

The following works for IE, FF and Chrome :

Shell "explorer http://www.microsoft.com/"

Thank you.
DEVLitehouseConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It looks like some other people have had the same problem. Here's a link to a similar question, with working code: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/112169/google-chrome-broke-shellexecute

Good luck!
rohayaAuthor Commented:
Ok. The work around code is in C. Could you possible translate it to vb6. Thanks.
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Try using "open" command instead of default (vbNullString)
 Dim r As Long
 r = ShellExecute(0, "open", "http://www.microsoft.com", 0, 0, 1)
rohayaAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the suggestion. But still could not display webpage.

Do have any other suggestions.

Thank you
ArkConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Dim url As String, browser As String
    url = "http://www.google.com"
    browser = GetDefaultBrowser
    If InStr(1, browser, "chrome", vbTextCompare) > 0 Then
       Shell browser & " -url " & url
       r = ShellExecute(0, "open", url, 0, 0, 1)
    End If
End Sub

Private Function GetDefaultBrowser() As String
   Dim oShell As Object
   Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.shell")
   GetDefaultBrowser = Split(oShell.RegRead("HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HTTP\shell\open\command\"), Chr(34))(1)
End Function

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rohayaAuthor Commented:
I gave a response this morning but it seemed that it didn't stay here.

I step through the code and it executed the Shell browser.

However, still same thing happening.

Thank you for your effort.
rohayaAuthor Commented:
rohayaAuthor Commented:
Code works
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