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Launch IE from PowerApps

Hello,

 

I'm new to powerapps and I wanted to create a button that open a link on IE, is there a way to do that?

 

Thanks and Best Regards

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Re: Launch IE from PowerApps

You can just use Launch("www.weblocation.com") and it will do that. Which browser it will open depends on the default the user has selected. I don't know of any way to specify that part. 

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Re: Launch IE from PowerApps

@rebeccas is correct, this will launch using the default browser set in that particular machine's Windows settings - you cannot specify which browser to use to launch a link from within PowerApps.


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Re: Launch IE from PowerApps

You can just use Launch("www.weblocation.com") and it will do that. Which browser it will open depends on the default the user has selected. I don't know of any way to specify that part. 

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Re: Launch IE from PowerApps

@rebeccas is correct, this will launch using the default browser set in that particular machine's Windows settings - you cannot specify which browser to use to launch a link from within PowerApps.


@iAm_ManCat

Please 'Mark as Solution' if someone's post answered your question and always 'Thumbs Up' the posts you like or that helped you!


Thanks!
You and everyone else in the community make it the awesome and welcoming place it is, keep your questions coming and make sure to 'like' anything that makes you 'Appy
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Re: Launch IE from PowerApps

Thank you, its sad that there is no way to specify what browser to use

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Re: Launch IE from PowerApps

Well, it's more of a Windows thing than a PowerApps thing - PowerApps runs in a browser, and your browser doesn't have the ability to access and run local executable (.exe) files, as this would be a massive security risk. There are some minor differences when it comes to the mobile phone, but effectively it is still not able to access any non-standard mobile phone functions.

 

Think about it this way:

If it was able to run the Internet Explorer .exe file then what stops it from running the Format command and wiping your computer or running a remote access command and giving someone remote access to your computer? 


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