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Clickable Link to a Web Site

Is there a way to add a link to a LabVIEW Front Panel so when you run the VI and click on the link, it will open a specified URL using the default browser?


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C:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2010\vi.lib\Platform\browser.llb\Open URL in Default Browser (path).vi


Not sure where it is in the palettes - I just snarfed the above path from my code.

Steve Bird
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To be more specific, you can have a disabled string control on the FP with the URL and then use a mouse down event on that string to call the VI.

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This idea never gained much traction.

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Sounds like an ideal opportunity for a little XControl.

This would hide all the fluff required to make it highlight on mouse over and open a web-browsed on selection.

Thoric (CLA, CLED, CTD and LabVIEW Champion)

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Thank you - this is the best example yet. I've added the code that Steve Bird suggested above and here is the VI based on your example attached.

Thank you all!

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