ShowURL

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Method

Uses the appropriate web browser application (based on the user’s Internet settings) to go to the HTTP URL specified.

Notes

Syntax

ShowURL(URL)

Part Type Description
URL String The HTTP address to go to. Other types of addresses (ftp, smb, mailto) depend on the operating system and the browser.
In a Web Edition application, it replaces the existing page with the passed URL.

Notes

Target Available Notes
Desktop Yes Displays the supplied URL in the user's default web browser. If the browser is not open, it will launch the browser. Whether the URL opens in a new tab or a new window is controlled by the user's browser settings.
Web Yes The supplied URL replaces the currently display page in the web app. For best results (and the ability to open popup windows) you should use WebControl.ShowURL instead.
Console No


A URL is an address for Internet locations such as web sites, FTP and email addresses.

Some web browsers have a limit on the length of a URL. These are common prefixes:


URL Prefix Type Notes
http:// web site Displays in the default web browser.
mailto: email Opens the default email client with the supplied email address filled in.
ftp:// file transfer protocol Opens the default FTP application to download the specified file.

Examples

This example will launch the user's chosen web browser and go to the REAL Software web page.


This example will launch the user's chosen FTP client application and go to an FTP site.


This example will launch the user's chosen email application and create a new email message, with the specified email address in the "To" area.

See Also

HTMLViewer class.

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