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How do I launch Internet Explorer from an Access switchboard?

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Matt, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Matt

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  3. Douglas J Steele

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    Take a look at FollowHyperlink in the Help file.

    BTW, it's generally considered appropriate to put some details into the body
    of the post, not simply fill in a subject. Information such as what version
    of Access and even what version of Windows can make a difference to the
    answer.

    Note that I'm assuming you want to open IE to a specific URL. If not, that
    should also be made apparent in the body of the post (because the answer
    will definitely be different!)

    --
    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no e-mails, please!)


    "Matt" <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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  4. Matt

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    In Access 2003 on Windows XP, I'm trying to launch a Internet Explorer to a
    specific URL from the Access switchboard. I have selected "Run Code" for the
    switchboard command and am stuck on the function name.

    "Douglas J Steele" wrote:

    > Take a look at FollowHyperlink in the Help file.
    >
    > BTW, it's generally considered appropriate to put some details into the body
    > of the post, not simply fill in a subject. Information such as what version
    > of Access and even what version of Windows can make a difference to the
    > answer.
    >
    > Note that I'm assuming you want to open IE to a specific URL. If not, that
    > should also be made apparent in the body of the post (because the answer
    > will definitely be different!)
    >
    > --
    > Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    > http://I.Am/DougSteele
    > (no e-mails, please!)
    >
    >
    > "Matt" <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:01ABDA00-1DE3-4A21-BE0A-5E077108A64B@microsoft.com...
    > >

    >
    >
    >
     
  5. Douglas J Steele

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    Not sure it's possible using the switchboard (but I'm not certain as I never
    use it).

    It is possible through code, though, using the FollowHyperlink method as I
    indicated earlier. I suppose if you wanted to, you could create a VBA
    function that uses FollowHyperlink, create a macro that calls that function,
    and call the macro from your switchboard.

    --
    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no e-mails, please!)


    "Matt" <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:517AFD7B-C378-40D0-98A6-ABC69046E21F@microsoft.com...
    > In Access 2003 on Windows XP, I'm trying to launch a Internet Explorer to

    a
    > specific URL from the Access switchboard. I have selected "Run Code" for

    the
    > switchboard command and am stuck on the function name.
    >
    > "Douglas J Steele" wrote:
    >
    > > Take a look at FollowHyperlink in the Help file.
    > >
    > > BTW, it's generally considered appropriate to put some details into the

    body
    > > of the post, not simply fill in a subject. Information such as what

    version
    > > of Access and even what version of Windows can make a difference to the
    > > answer.
    > >
    > > Note that I'm assuming you want to open IE to a specific URL. If not,

    that
    > > should also be made apparent in the body of the post (because the answer
    > > will definitely be different!)
    > >
    > > --
    > > Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    > > http://I.Am/DougSteele
    > > (no e-mails, please!)
    > >
    > >
    > > "Matt" <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:01ABDA00-1DE3-4A21-BE0A-5E077108A64B@microsoft.com...
    > > >

    > >
    > >
    > >
     
  6. Pat Hartman\(MVP\)

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    When the switchboard doesn't directly support what you want to do, create a
    sub/func/macro to do the job and let the switchboard run that.

    "Matt" <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:517AFD7B-C378-40D0-98A6-ABC69046E21F@microsoft.com...
    > In Access 2003 on Windows XP, I'm trying to launch a Internet Explorer to
    > a
    > specific URL from the Access switchboard. I have selected "Run Code" for
    > the
    > switchboard command and am stuck on the function name.
    >
    > "Douglas J Steele" wrote:
    >
    >> Take a look at FollowHyperlink in the Help file.
    >>
    >> BTW, it's generally considered appropriate to put some details into the
    >> body
    >> of the post, not simply fill in a subject. Information such as what
    >> version
    >> of Access and even what version of Windows can make a difference to the
    >> answer.
    >>
    >> Note that I'm assuming you want to open IE to a specific URL. If not,
    >> that
    >> should also be made apparent in the body of the post (because the answer
    >> will definitely be different!)
    >>
    >> --
    >> Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    >> http://I.Am/DougSteele
    >> (no e-mails, please!)
    >>
    >>
    >> "Matt" <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:01ABDA00-1DE3-4A21-BE0A-5E077108A64B@microsoft.com...
    >> >

    >>
    >>
    >>
     

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