Solved

Hyperlink in VB6

Posted on 2014-01-30
9
304 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-05
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
0
Comment
Question by:rohaya
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 6
  • 2
9 Comments
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:DEVLitehouse
DEVLitehouse earned 100 total points
ID: 39821873
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!
0
 

Author Comment

by:rohaya
ID: 39822039
Ok. The work around code is in C. Could you possible translate it to vb6. Thanks.
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:Ark
ID: 39822570
Try using "open" command instead of default (vbNullString)
 Dim r As Long
 r = ShellExecute(0, "open", "http://www.microsoft.com", 0, 0, 1)
0
Optimize your web performance

What's in the eBook?
- Full list of reasons for poor performance
- Ultimate measures to speed things up
- Primary web monitoring types
- KPIs you should be monitoring in order to increase your ROI

 

Author Comment

by:rohaya
ID: 39822781
Thank you for the suggestion. But still could not display webpage.

Do have any other suggestions.

Thank you
0
 
LVL 28

Assisted Solution

by:Ark
Ark earned 400 total points
ID: 39822859
Try
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
    Else
       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

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:rohaya
ID: 39823447
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.
chrome.docx
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
rohaya earned 0 total points
ID: 39825604
Hello all,

The following works for IE, FF and Chrome :

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

Thank you.
0
 

Author Comment

by:rohaya
ID: 39825610
solved
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:rohaya
ID: 39835106
Code works
0

Featured Post

Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Computer science students often experience many of the same frustrations when going through their engineering courses. This article presents seven tips I found useful when completing a bachelors and masters degree in computing which I believe may he…
Today, the web development industry is booming, and many people consider it to be their vocation. The question you may be asking yourself is – how do I become a web developer?
Progress
Starting up a Project
Suggested Courses

624 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question