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Open a HTML file

Bob Mazz

Joined: Mar 17, 2004
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Can anybody tell me some code to simply open a HTML file in a web browser please. Thankyou

Joined: Dec 03, 2003
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Using what u need 2 achive this? Be specific when u post the queries.
Ali Gohar
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just double click the html file it will automatically open in browser.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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You can use one of the java.lang.Runtime.exec() methods to launch the browser, if you know the path to the executable. Because Java is cross-platform, you can't just assume that it's IEXPLORE.EXE . You might ask the user to find the browser program in a file-selection box, then use Runtime.exec() to launch it.

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Brian Pipa
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This definitely needs to be in an FAQ somewhere - not that anyone would read it though
Use BrowserLauncher -
Works great.

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Dirk Schreckmann

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Originally posted by Brian Pipa:
This definitely needs to be in an FAQ somewhere

I agree. This topic has come up a few times.
Don't forget that you have the ability to add it to the FAQ. It's a wiki after all.
I agree. Here's the link:
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