HTML Script for opening file in ur PC.

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  • #188341
    Locohacker
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    I know in html u can use href=”http://www.example.com” to open a webpage. But lets say u have an html or htm file in ur PC and want to open it in ur PC. Like lets say i make a page in html and i want a button to click and it will open the page thats stored on ur PC. How do i do this? Also, can i open a file like a exe file this way? Can i open all files in my PC using html script?

    Also, how would i do this in VB?

    #188351
    Locohacker
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    so…you wanna open said file from ur browser, right?

    #188350
    Locohacker
    Administrator

    right…..

    OK here’s what im trying to do…

    I’m going to make a prog that will make organizing my files easier.

    I want to make a link in the html files that will open up a file on my PC.

    and then I want those html files to be shown in the web browser in my prog.

    So then i will open up my prog n click the link of the file i want to open and it will open the file (whatever the file may be).

    How would i do this. I dont know the code for it.

    #188349
    Locohacker
    Administrator

    you lost me at ‘right…’ lol i dont understand what you’re trying to create this script in…

    #188348
    Locohacker
    Administrator

    i need to know how to open files stored on ur PC using html AND VB.

    cus: in the html page will be the links to the files on my PC. So i can click the link and the file will open. And i need THAT html page to be show in my VB WebBrowser. But that page will not be hosted. It will be stored on my PC. So i need the VB code to open the file from my PC also.

    Is this clear? i need both the VB and the html code to open a file thats in ur PC. 😀

    #188347
    Departure
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    yes you can, and there is even little progs that will generate the html page for you, you just select the directorys, and the programs will scan them for files and generate the html page

    #188346
    Locohacker
    Administrator

    what is the name of that program? what should i type wen i google search it?

    Also, I this program will solve the html issue, I still need to know how to open a file from a VB WebBrowser as i stated….cus that html will not be hosted…it will be stored on my PC.

    P.S. I signed up for ur forum.

    #188345
    Locohacker
    Administrator

    thanks for the codes u IM’d me Ghost…..

    in the html code

    text

    it will not load any files that are on the desktop. and it will not load other html pages that r in my pc. But it will load files stored in the Program Files directory.

    Also in the VB code:

    WebBrowser1.Navigate "file:///C:/urfile"

    it will only load files that r stored in program files directory and will not load other html pages that r stored in my PC.

    What is the reason for this? Although for wat im doing i can deal with only loading stuff from the Program Files Directory but i need it to load html pages too. It wont load html files. 😕 How do i do this? In VB and html.

    Also:

    How would i make it so wen i click a button or label it will load the file or html? 8) 😉

    #188344
    Locohacker
    Administrator

    ok, i think the reason that its only opening the program files is because you didnt change the directory…maybe 😛 😛

    try this in the html file

    Click

    where ‘username’ is the username that ur on (i.e. ‘Administrator’)

    try that…if it works, then do the same in vb…

    now, as far as html goes, it should open the files locally, not in ur browser…it will only open folders in your browser…

    in vb, the ‘WebBrowser’ control will only open web pages…such as .html .htm .php and so on…hence ‘webbrowser’ 😀 im not sure if it will open folders tho, but it should…

    in vb, to make it load the folder when you click a command button or label, just move that ‘WebBrowser1.Navigate’ from form load to either ‘Command1_click’ or ‘Label1_click’ or something to that affect…didnt i already tell you that on aim? hehe

    P.S. i corrected ur html code 🙄

    #188343
    Locohacker
    Administrator

    um….it opens text files n picture files IN the web browser…and exe files open like they always do. Um..i cant get it to open html files for some reason….I changed the html to the documents n settings/username thing n it works now…but why wont it open html files.. 😕

    #188342
    Locohacker
    Administrator

    hmm…weirdness…for some reason, i cant put the internet control in the project…it says cannot find ieframe.dll but its there…i shall have to check on that…but when i do, ill get back to ya…cuz it should load html files…

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