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Finding Default Web Browser

I am looking for a way to find the default browser on a machine and open an
HTML test report from disk. I have a vi that I downloaded that was written
using a CIN that does exactly what I need, however it only works about 99%
of the time. Sometimes it just doesn't load the browser or the page. I can't
debug the vi because I don't have the source code. If anyone know the
mechanics of how I can find the default browser I would like to attempt to
create one using native Labview.


Thanks
Kevin
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> I am looking for a way to find the default browser on a machine and open an
> HTML test report from disk. I have a vi that I downloaded that was written
> using a CIN that does exactly what I need, however it only works about 99%
> of the time. Sometimes it just doesn't load the browser or the page. I can't
> debug the vi because I don't have the source code. If anyone know the
> mechanics of how I can find the default browser I would like to attempt to
> create one using native Labview.
>

If you look in the help directory, there is an LLB called _browser.llb. It
might be in a subdirectory called intlinks. This LLB has a VI in it for
opening a web page in the default browser on your system. It is what LV
uses to implement the internet links in the help menu.
Give it a try.

Greg McKaskle
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Hi Kevin

The way I did this was to open the HTML file using (on the Mac) Finder - the
equivalent on the PC would be Explorer. It opens the HTML file with whatever
program is associated with the HTML file.

On the Mac, I obtained the Target ID of Finder (Communication:Apple Event:Get
Target ID), and supplied this together with the full path of the HTML file to
Communication:Apple Event:AESend Open Document.

On the PC, you would simply wire the string "explorer.exe filename.html" to the
"Command" input of Communication:System Exec. Something like this would work
on UNIX too.

Paul

Kevin Ross wrote:

> I am looking for a way to find the default browser on a machine and open an
> HTML test report from disk. I have a vi that I downloaded that was written
> using a
CIN that does exactly what I need, however it only works about 99%
> of the time. Sometimes it just doesn't load the browser or the page. I can't
> debug the vi because I don't have the source code. If anyone know the
> mechanics of how I can find the default browser I would like to attempt to
> create one using native Labview.
>
> Thanks
> Kevin

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