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Pass URL to Internet Explorer from text

Pass URL to Internet Explorer from text

Pass URL to Internet Explorer from text

I am need to pass a URL that is in a block of text to Internet Explorer and bring up that window.  The url is not recognized by DEC vt420 emulatior as anything more than text.  I see in the previous post how to initiate IE, which i have successfully done, but with a hardcoded address.  I am brand new to Attachmate, MyExtra-v7.0 and would appreciate any help.


RE: Pass URL to Internet Explorer from text

If the URL is always in the same place, then this code should do the trick. If not, then hopefully you can find some use out of this


Function surf
' // Get the main system object
    Dim Sessions As Object
    Dim System As Object
    Set System = CreateObject("EXTRA.System")    ' Gets the system object
    If (System is Nothing) Then
        Msgbox "Could not create the EXTRA System object.  Stopping macro playback."
    End If
    Set Sessions = System.Sessions

 ' // Get the necessary Session Object
    Dim Sess0 As Object
    Set Sess0 = System.ActiveSession
    If (Sess0 is Nothing) Then
        Msgbox "Could not create the Session object.  Stopping macro playback."
    End If
    If Not Sess0.Visible Then Sess0.Visible = TRUE

 ' // Important part
       Dim ie as object
        Dim sURL as String
        Dim addressRow as Integer '//Row of first char of address
    Dim addressCol as Integer '//Column of first char of address
    Dim lengthOfAddress as Integer '//Self explanatory
        set ie = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
        ie.visible = true
 ' // You can set sURL to anything, this just finds the first char of the address on the screen,
 ' // and takes the string for a specified length (which should be the length of the URL)
        sURL = Sess0.getString(addressCol, addressRow, lengthOfAddress)
End Function

RE: Pass URL to Internet Explorer from text

Thanks for the response.  the links can be anywhere in a freeform comment box so what i ended up doing is just creating a HOtSPot button that would send the highlighed link to IE.  not exactly slick, but it works.   

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