Opening a webpage with C++

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    Opening a webpage with C++

    I need to write a program that will tell IE to open a webpage of my choice. The reason I need this is because it is one part of a larger program. Could anyone please help me? Thank you.

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    Thanks. One more question:
    Is it possible to read a range of characters. Like say I want to read character 5-10 from a text file. How would I do that?

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    Code:
    ifstream fin("myfile.txt");
    char ch;
    char * buffer [6];
    
    for(int i = 0; i < 5; ++i)
    {
      fin >> ch;
    }
    
    getline(buffer, 5);
    Something like that ought to get the job done. Basically, you read the first 5 characters in but do nothing with them; then read in the characters you really want. This approach will go to hell in a hurry, however, if characters aren't where you think they're supposed to be. Instead I suggest reading in data up to a delimiter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshdick
    Code:
    ifstream fin("myfile.txt");
    char ch;
    char* buffer[6];
    
    for(int i = 0; i < 5; ++i)
    {
      fin >> ch;
    }
    
    getline(buffer, 5);
    Shouldn't that be:
    Code:
    ifstream fin("myfile.txt");
    char ch;
    char buffer[6];
    
    for(int i = 0; i < 5; ++i)
    {
      fin >> ch;
    }
    
    fin.getline(buffer, 6);
    Last edited by 7stud; 04-25-2005 at 07:47 PM.

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