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  • netgeorger
    Re: open url action script

    Thanks for the responce I�ll try to use it on another machine that will
    take a bit. I don�t see why it would work one day and crash the next
    I will have to capture the blue screen to really see why it is crashing could
    be my Trend micro antivirus fire wall is cuausing a problem I�ll start looking closer at my machine must be something wrong if it works reliably else where
    thanks for your insight.

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  • Keith Hubert
    Re: open url action script

    Hi George,

    It sounds that you are setting up the variable and using that in the URL exactly the way I have done it.

    Have you tried on another machine at the office? Not your laptop with a different connection.

    Just as a test of the latest build, I checked out my app, and it does just what it should, opens a map using the Post Code as a variable in the URL.
    Last edited by Keith Hubert; 03-22-2009, 06:55 AM.

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  • netgeorger
    started a topic open url action script

    open url action script

    I want to have a field on my form that after filling in the
    webb address and pushing a (go to) button will open up the webb page.
    This is on the Contact form of the business address information.

    So what I did was I made an action script on a button that first sets
    a variable for the buswebsite field then I run a message box that asks if you
    want to go to the webb site after pushing ok" runs a named script that:

    uses the Action script "Open URL" using the variable.

    when I pushed the button I could see iexplrore.exe open for a second and then the computer carshed with a blue screen that went by so fast I couldn�t really see what was being annouced. (looks to me like a memory crash)

    So I went back to the drawing board and put in the gotowebsite script in action script
    1. sets a global variable to the BusWebsite field again.
    2. Run another program iexplore.exe
    3. open url (using the variable for the name of the site)
    at first this seemed to work and I got the website that I had written in my form it looked as though I opened iexplorer in the background. I was only successful at this in this one session which I tried a couple of times and thought bingo it works!
    The next day I tried it again several times and all I got was the super Crash.
    this is a really hard crash and it makes you think twice about trying it again.

    What do I need to do to get this to work correctly?

    Just using the action script command "open url" resulted in this incredible
    crash that shut down the computer.
    I am using a portable with two gigs of memory and A DIAL UP CONNECTION.
    At the office I have a wifi connection on dsl. I don�t see how any of this makes any difference though.

    Any insight on this would be greatly appreciated.
    George R. Kenney