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Navigate to a URL Using LabVIEW through Internet Explorer (IE) using ActiveX

Updated Feb 16, 2024

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

I want to open the URL in the default browser externally(not within a Front Panel container), how can I achieve this?


There are a few ways to launch up a browser in LabVIEW. Some of the ways are listed as below:
  • Using an ActiveX object by using the System
  • Using the Open URL in Default

Both ways work quite similarly to one another where the URL address can be specified. If you want the URL to be launched in IE when using the Open URL in Default, just make sure that IE has been chosen as your default browser.

Additional Information

You should be able to use the Open URL in Default and System to launch the URL required when running either one directly on LabVIEW as follows: