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    Help calling HTML page

    I have a VB6 app that I want to display HTML directions. The Shell command seems to require a .EXE to run. It will not accept just the target html page such as:
    Shell "C:\Data\Page.htm", vbNormalFocus
    This returns a "File not Found" error. Is there any way to make a webpage display using just the page info?

    The command:
    Shell "IEXPLORE.EXE c:\data\page.htm", vbNormalFocus
    does not work either, as the Shell command needs the full path to the .EXE. The only way I could get this to work at all was with the command:
    Shell "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE c:\data\page.htm", vbNormalFocus
    Is there any way to call the default HTML viewer (IE, Mozilla, etc)? I do not want to hard code a path to IE in the code. The user's installation may be non-standard or have IE removed all together.

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