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How Do You Open A Url?

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The answer may be obvious, but I seem to be missing something...

I have a GUI created using the AutoIT3-GUI extensions, and I would like to include an "Help" button that opens a web page (either a local or a Web URL) in Internet Explorer (or the default web browser.) I can't seem to figure out the best way to do this.

The kicker is that I would like the GUI to remain open or available even with the Help window open.

Anyone have a good suggestion to do this?

Alternately, does anyone have a good suggestion to simply be able to open some sort of scrollable window that would contain the contents of a text file? (Maybe I could simply have it open Notepad.exe?

Thanks!


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try this:

#include "GUI_include.au3"
Opt("GuiNotifyMode",1)

guicreate("My GUI")
    $help = guisetcontrol("button","&Help",125,100,100,20)
    $exit = guisetcontrol("button","E&xit",125,150,100,20)
    
While guimsg() >0
    If guiread()= $help Then
  run("C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE help.htm")
    Endif
    If guiread()= $Exit Then Exit
Wend

Create an htm or html file that will redirect to the url you want to go to.

To view the text file it would be the same:

#include "GUI_include.au3"
Opt("GuiNotifyMode",1)

guicreate("My GUI")
    $View = guisetcontrol("button","&View",125,100,100,20)
    $exit = guisetcontrol("button","E&xit",125,150,100,20)
    
While guimsg() >0
    If guiread()= $View Then
  run("C:\Windows\notepad.exe file.txt")
    Endif
    If guiread()= $Exit Then Exit
Wend

I hope this helps :D


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start /max www.hiddensoft.com

uses the default application. (Opera, of course :D )

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Excellent suggestions. Worked like a charm. Thanks!


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