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# VB .NET : opening web browser

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i have the following code to open a web brower. It works fine with VB6, but it doesnt with VB .NET 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 Call ShellExecute(0&, vbNullString, "http://www.google.com", vbNullString, vbNullString, 1) Any idea ? Thanks
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Yep - long in vb was a 32 bit integer, in VB .Net is a 64 bit integer. You want to use "integer" instead of "long"

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i tried your hint, but didnt work. It says ''file not found''

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Something like this will do the trick:

  System.Diagnostics.Process.Start( "http://www.google.com" );

If you need more control over the process, take a look at the docs for the Process class: ms-help://MS.VSCC/MS.MSDNVS/cpref/html/frlrfSystemDiagnosticsProcessClassTopic.htm

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