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NAME ^

Win32::WebBrowser - open the default web browser on Win32

SYNOPSIS ^

        use Win32::WebBrowser;
        
        open_browser('file://D:\\some\\directory\\myfile.html');

DESCRIPTION ^

In a separate detached process, opens the default web browser instance for the specified URL. The browser executable is determined by reading the registry.

METHODS ^

Only a single exported method is provided:

$result = open_browser($url)

Create a separate detached process to run the default browser for the platform (as specified in the registry) and supply the given $url to it. Returns 1 on success, undef with the error message in $@ on failure.

SEE ALSO ^

HTML::Display provides similar functionality for multiple OSes/platforms, but does not currently (as of version 0.39) provide a working Windows solution.

AUTHOR, COPYRIGHT, and LICENSE ^

Copyright(C) 2007, Dean Arnold, Presicient Corp., USA. All rights reserved.

Permission is granted to use this software under the same terms as Perl itself. Refer to the Perl Artistic license for details.

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