FAQ: How to Open a URL or Send an E-Mail from a VB Application

I tried for hours and hours to find a good, simple code to make it possible for me to open a URL or send an e-mail from a link edited in a TextBox and not assigned in a LinkLabel. The answer is very simple: Just add the following code to a click event in a button:

Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, _
        ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(TextBox1.Text)
End Sub

The contents of the text box must be http://www.something.com or mailto:info@something.com. Your default browser or mail application will open and perform the requested action.



Comments

  • its not working??

    Posted by eswar_525 on 10/24/2006 11:24am

    hey its not working . i'm using VB 6.0 only. when i copied to try this code. it says Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, _ ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("http://www.mail.yahoo.com") End Sub the first two lines are in red color means some error is there(i dont know what it is) and when i tried to compile it says "Compiler error: Expected: end of statemnet" what is the problem or how to make it work?? Thanks.

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