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Old January 15th, 2005, 10:14 AM
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Default Default application in a hyperlink

Hello All,

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to set the application used to open a jpg file in a hyperlink?

For example current hyperlinks are of the format

This opens the image in Microsoft Image Editor - annoyingly sized at 100% zoom and not at best fit. Hence the requirement to open the images in another application such as Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.

I've tried the file format defaults without success but it isn't a particularly user friendly approach anyway. Really I need a way of stipulating the opening application from the link or mdb.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in anticipation...

Old January 16th, 2005, 04:44 AM
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Will the user have the application in mind installed on there pc. If the application you want to open that specific file type you will have to associate the file type with the application.

Questions to consider

1. Will all your user use the same application
2. Will all user have the same version of the application


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If you use the statement

Application.FollowHyperlink "DrkCirc_Aug_025.jpg"

Windows will use the user's default associated application to open the JPG. This will eliminate the need to specify (i.e. guess) what the user had on his/her computer. For me, JPGs open in Microsoft Photo Editor which tend to open "fit to page" or slightly smaller.

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You need to call the application first, then give the application the link. If you just feed the image, the OS chooses the app. If you call the app, then give the app the image, it works. Here is an example:

'==========Code Starts========
stLink = "http:\\www.mywebsite.com\images\MyImage.jpg"
Set objExplorer = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
        objExplorer.Navigate stLink
        objExplorer.Visible = 1
'==========Code Ends==========



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