Re: Launch a WWW browser from Winhelp?

Subject: Re: Launch a WWW browser from Winhelp?
From: Martyn Thirlway <thirlwaym -at- USOFT -dot- NL>
Date: Tue, 7 May 1996 09:33:00 PDT

For W'95, you should be able to use the ExecFile macro to launch the
browser. You can use a bitmap and code:

{bmct mypic.bmp} WWW!ExecFile(Start,http://www.somewhere.com)
====================........................................................
......

= = double underline, ... = hidden text

where mypic.bmp is the icon
WWW is the text next to the icon
Start is the name of the program used to connect to the net
http... is the parameter for the Start program

Of course you can't guarantee that the site will be there, but you could,
for example, launch Netscape without any parameters, and then it would
depend on the Netscape local settings for its home as to what happened once
it started.

If you are using Windows 3.X then I there are two ways:
1).to make your icon a jump to a predefined topic. In this topic you put the
ExecProgram macro as the footnote to start the application required.
2) to use the SHED to associate the macro with the icon image

Best of luck
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Martyn Thirlway, USoft
thirlwaym -at- usoft -dot- nl
100640 -dot- 2371 -at- compuserve -dot- com

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>From: TECHWR-L
>To: Multiple recipients of list TECHWR-L
>Subject: Launch a WWW browser from Winhelp?
>Date: Monday, May 06, 1996 2:13PM

>I want to put an icon in a Winhelp file that the user can click to start
>their WWW browser. Has anyone done this? Could I use an .INI file to
specify
>the browser command, and how would I do this?

>I will appreciate ANY info you can provide.

>(My apologies for posting this to TECHWR-L; I'm in a big hurry and am
having
>trouble subscribing to WINHLP-L.)

>Regards...Kris
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>kjolberg -at- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com (preferred)
>kjolberg -at- aol -dot- com
>102031 -dot- 3556 -at- compuserve -dot- com

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