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    launching default browser using SHELL command

    Hi,

    Ok, i've figured out how to use the SHELL command, but now it would be really great if I could use it to open the default browser on the system that my program is installed on...is this possible?

    Of course, this is assuming that I can 'pass' at HTML file using the command line of the browser. If not, is there another way of getting my application's help file (a small HTML file) to popup?

    Cheers,
    Lithic.

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    Phil Weber
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    Hey Lithic ....

    Very interesting logo .... you beat us last weekend!

    Greg

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    Maybe I am talking nonsense, but...

    If you are developing a desktop app and your help file is already in HTML... why don'tyou considering creating a CHM file and uisng HTML Help? For standarization sake, I mean.

    mc

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    Quote Originally Posted by gupex
    Hey Lithic ....

    Very interesting logo .... you beat us last weekend!

    Greg
    Hopefully this season wont be as long for us South's fans this year. I wonder how they will fare against the Doggies tonight though.

    Do you think the Dragons have lost too many critical players for this season?

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    Believe Riddell is a big loss, injuries prob the other major worry!

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    Yeah, its the same for every team this year. I think that now that the salary cap is working and all the teams are more competitive it comes down to depth and injuries to a large part.

    I'd like to say good luck against Manly but I can't bring myself to do it, the Dragons will always be arch-enemy no.1...grrrr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MulaChula
    Maybe I am talking nonsense, but...

    If you are developing a desktop app and your help file is already in HTML... why don'tyou considering creating a CHM file and uisng HTML Help? For standarization sake, I mean.

    mc
    Thanks for the advice - I haven't used a CHM file because I am a newbie and haven't dealt with help files before. Seems like a good option and something I will use in later versions of the program - I assume from your message that it is standard practice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Weber
    Thanks again Phil, excellent help.

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    Hi Lithic!

    Yes, HTML Help (CHM files) is supposed to be the standard for help in Windows Applications. There is a tool from Microsoft (free download) which is called HTML workshop and allows you to "compile" the HTML files containing your help into a .CHM file. Then this file is shown and looks like stadard help files you see when you press F1 in almost all Windows applications.

    ... I once downloaded a very nice hotto-do it manual, but it's only in Spanish (I still can send if it is of any help). I am sure there must be lots of resources in English anyway.

    The are people who know a lot more than I do in this forum, so I hope they will correct me if I am wrong.

    HTH,

    mc

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    MulaChula,

    Thanks for the info. Yes, send the guide please, as well as learning VB I am learning Spanish also these days.

    I downloaded HTML workshop but it wouldnt compile my HTML. It is a small file anyhow but as the application grows I will have to learn how to make proper CHM files.

    Cheers,
    Lithic

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    Word Document: HTML Help How-To

    Now, the document is too large for me to upload, but this is the download link:

    http://www.tecnologico.uda.cl/lisand...5/CHM_HELP.doc

    Buena suerte!

    mc
    Last edited by MulaChula; 02-25-2005 at 04:11 PM. Reason: My attachment was too large to upload!

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    I dont't know where did my attachment go, I'll just keep trying.

    In the meanwhile, maybe you can check MSDN:

    Adding Help to Your Custom Solution

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...tmlhelpapi.asp

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