Thread: Invoke IE

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    Question Invoke IE

    Is there a solid way to invoke MS Internet Explorer, that will work on multiple versions of Windows, from within an ANSI C application, to open a specific html file? Is "createprocess" the best bet?


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    > Is "createprocess" the best bet?
    Probably, but then it wouldn't be ANSI-C as such (making use of a non ANSI function).

    Though you might consider ShellExecute() as well, which would invoke the user preferred browser and not just IE.
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    Thanks much for the suggestion. ShellExecute fits my needs to a T.

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