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This is a discussion on Menu like file, edit, help, etc... within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; wx is probably the best way to do this. But, there is a registry key HKCR\htmlfile\shell\open\command that for me (using ...

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    wx is probably the best way to do this. But, there is a registry key HKCR\htmlfile\shell\open\command that for me (using IE 7.0) like this:
    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" -nohome
    This last part shows the default browser. So if in your prog you loaded this key and then ran that program in your program with the correct arguments, I guess it's possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Livijn
    Isn't there any code like GotoURL("http://....", _Blank....);
    FAQ > How do I... (Level 2) > Run a program from within a program - scroll to the bottom of that faq page; ShellExecute is the simplest option.
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    I was talking about how to know which browser was the user's default.
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    I guess you mean this code...

    Code:
    #include <windows.h>  //You need shell32.lib for this one 
    
    int main(void)
    {
      char szPath[] = "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE"                                                                                          ;
    
      HINSTANCE hRet = ShellExecute(
            HWND_DESKTOP, //Parent window
            "open",       //Operation to perform
            szPath,       //Path to program
            NULL,         //Parameters
            NULL,         //Default directory
            SW_SHOW);     //How to open
    
      /*
      The function returns a HINSTANCE (not really useful in this case)
      So therefore, to test its result, we cast it to a LONG.
      Any value over 32 represents success!
      */
    
      if((LONG)hRet <= 32)
      {
        MessageBox(HWND_DESKTOP,"Unable to start program","",MB_OK);
        return 1;
      }
    
      return 0;
    }
    Can i change the int main (void) to int call (void) or something

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    Is this what you need?

    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    
    int main(void)
    {      
       ShellExecute(NULL, "open","http://livijnproductions.se",  NULL, NULL,SW_SHOWNORMAL); 
       return 0;
    }

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    i think it is, but if i want to open a file...

    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    
    int main(void)
    {      
       ShellExecute(NULL, "open","C://Program/Jinky/README.html",  NULL, NULL,SW_SHOWNORMAL); 
       return 0;
    }
    is this right?

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    That'll work as long as the path to the HTML file is legit.

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    I'm not english, what does legit mean? Guilty?

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    It's short for 'legitimate' - in this context it means the url/path must be to a valid web address or html file, otherwise your default browser (or whatever is the default application for html files on your system) will start but will report an error.
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    it doesn't start for me... the C:// path file but the http// starts... wh`yh?

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    maybe it is because c:/ should have only 1 slash?
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    Does it matter if i write C:\ or C:/ ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Livijn
    Does it matter if i write C:\ or C:/ ?
    Oh yes it does. / is only for web sites. Also, you should use \\ everywhere unless you want to use something like \n or \r or \0.
    "The Internet treats censorship as damage and routes around it." - John Gilmore

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    Windows seems to accept both slashes in some cases (for example Start>Run on XP Home), but \ is correct and / might work but not always. And \ needs to be escaped.

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    Code:
    std::string a = "C:\\";
    std::string b = "C:/";
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