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

Updated Jul 1, 2019

Reported In

Software

  • 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?

Solution

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 Exec.vi.
  • Using the Open URL in Default Browser.vi.

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 Browser.vi, 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 Browser.vi and System Exec.vi to launch the URL required when running either one directly on LabVIEW as follows: