is this possible?

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    is this possible?

    To have a program that opens up your main browser and loads the desired page that i state inside the code?

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    it is possible. Think about programs where after clicking "help" or "about", or "register the product", link you directly to their website.

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    would you know how i would do that?

    i would imagine telling the computer to open IE, but how would i make it go to the desired webpage?

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    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

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    A quick solution would be to make a shortcut that goes to yoursite and call

    system("c:\\pathtofile\\shortcut.exe");

    in your program. system is in windows.h of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadCow257
    A quick solution would be to make a shortcut that goes to yoursite and call

    system("c:\\pathtofile\\shortcut.exe");

    in your program. system is in windows.h of course
    how is thats supposed to be used to open a default browser and bring up a webpage?
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    hmm, that clib or w/e seems confusing, i wouldnt know how to use it.

    how do i make a short cut to load a specific webpage?

    if i were to do that, there would be no need to make a c++ program that opens ie and then loads the page, when i can just make the short cut.

    is there a way to make c++ execute dos commands?

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    IE accepts command-line arguments (or maybe just one, I don't really know). So you can just try system("iexplore www.google.com");

    Or whatever site you want. But they might not use internet explorer or something so it's not the greatest solution.
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    how do i make a short cut to load a specific webpage?

    if i were to do that, there would be no need to make a c++ program that opens ie and then loads the page, when i can just make the short cut.
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    how is thats supposed to be used to open a default browser and bring up a webpage?
    because that will open the shortcut which will in turn open the browser

    how do i make a short cut to load a specific webpage?
    Right Click on some unoccupied space on your screen and click new\\shortcut, then simply type the url of the site you want the shortcut to be for

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadCow257
    because that will open the shortcut which will in turn open the browser


    Right Click on some unoccupied space on your screen and click new\\shortcut, then simply type the url of the site you want the shortcut to be for

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaWiB
    IE accepts command-line arguments (or maybe just one, I don't really know). So you can just try system("iexplore www.google.com");
    that would work except my default browser is mozilla you saved yourself in the second part of your post though...
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    because that will open the shortcut which will in turn open the browser
    so you're trying to give him a solution that will work only on his machine, unless he packages a shortcut with it?
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    so you're trying to give him a solution that will work only on his machine, unless he packages a shortcut with it?
    packing the shortcut isn't the issue, the problem is if it doesn't run on OS's besides windows.

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    >>hmm, that clib or w/e seems confusing, i wouldnt know how to use it.

    its libcURL, and it is really quite easy to use and implement...but I see that you're just waiting for code to be handed to you as you have no clue what you're doing; in that case, search google - I'm pretty sure that codeproject.com has some ready code for it.

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    if there was any documentation for windows, i would be more than willing to read it....

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