How to view Excel file in Internet Explorer

When I drag an excel file to Internet Explorer,  Excel launches.  I would like to have Internet Explorer view the file.  My need is to make a batch file with the path to IE followed by the parameter %1 and then be able to drag Excel files (and word) to the batch file and have IE launch and display the file.

So far the batch file launches Excel to view the excel file.
Howard BashSenior Software EngineerAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I don't think IE has a viewer for Excel (or for a number of other applications). PDF works because Adobe launches inside an IE window. But that is an Adobe function.  IE will always launch an application to view it.
Howard BashSenior Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
Hmmm,  I wonder if it's possible though as the final goal is to have the docs (excel and/or word) launch via hyperlinks from pages within SharePoint 2010.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You can probably launch the hyperlink within SharePoint (I think you can do this), but it will still launch Excel (or Word).
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Howard BashSenior Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
I know that SharePoint has an Excel Services and I have seen Excel Launched from within IE.  So, somehow via a call and /or the appropriate configuration(s) to do this (I think).
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That would be a SharePoint function (like Adobe has that function). I am not familiar enough with SharePoint to help you with that.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@hbash  - Thank you, and I was happy to help.
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