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Opening a url in Internet Explorer from my program

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TheBlackJester    142
The subject pretty much covers it. I''m just looking for a way to call internet explorer and open up a url from my program. Any info?


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Glyph    122
Check out this article on MSDN about the ShellExecute API. You''ll want to use open for lpOperation and your URL goes into lpFile. Note that this will open the user''s default browser, which isn''t necessarily Internet Explorer. Hope this helps!

-Glyph

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TheBlackJester    142
Thanx!

Default browser is actually what I''m looking for.. I was just stuck on this microsoft trip (shoot me)

Thanx again



"With my feet upon the ground I lose myself between the sounds and open wide to suck it in, I feel it move across my skin. I''m reaching up and reaching out. I''m reaching for the random or what ever will bewilder me, what ever will bewilder me. And following our will and wind we may just go where no one''s been. We''ll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one''s been." - Maynard James Keenan
Name: TheBlackJester
Team: Wildfire Games

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O A.D.
The Last Alliance

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This should do it:

system("start iexplore &url&";

replace &url& with the actual url of the site.

Later,
Jim

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Arild Fines    968
Just system( "start www.gamedev.net" ); would work - with the default browser instead of hardcoding it to IE.

ShellExecute is better, tho...



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