Subject Re: opening link on a "SPECIFIC BROWSER"
From kent <>
Date Thu, 08 Nov 2018 03:26:29 -0500
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

Done. thank you for the help.
great job

<> Wrote:

> The code for launching a link like that way just tells Windows to use the
> default browser.
> For a specific browser other than the default either you need to change the
> default browser.
> Changing the default browser is done by editing the registry and specifying
> which browser you want to use.
> This becomes a global Windows change and not really recommended to change
> anything globally.
> The other way is to use the command line of the browser you which to launch.
> That means knowing the different browsers, where they are installed, and
> what the command line will look like.
> for example to open a website using chrome
> "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"
> ""
> or since it installs itself so you don't need the entire command line;
> chrome.exe
> You'd either have to search for the EXE or open the registry to see where
> its installed.
> Then you'd need to know its command line syntax, construct the command line,
> and then call it from dBASE.
> Most browser are pretty easy since they are in the path already and they
> take a simple command line.
> Attached is a simple prg that will open your URL in chrome, IE or edge
> Of course I haven't added the test to make sure those browsers are installed
> and it doesn't include more complicated command line syntax.
> Hope this helps...
> Rich...
> "kent"  wrote in message news:K8OpTzjdUHA.1828@ip-AC1E04A7...
> Hi,
> Is there a way that i can open a specific web address bg a specific
> browser.?
> i trie.looking at MiscAPI.prg but it seems it only uses default browser
> assigned to the window.
> i want mine to be a bit more dynamic coz there are web links that are
> browser compatible . I want user to select a browser which they want to use
> (e.g Explorer, Firefox, chrome).
> I hope someone can help.