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Can a web page link start/open Microsoft Messenger
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chrisforeman2

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Msg#: 3816 posted 3:14 pm on Nov 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Assuming a PC has Messenger installed and working...

Can a text link in a web page be used to start and/or open Microsoft Messenger..?

I am looking to put a link into a web page with a "click to start messenger" message in it.

Chris

 

Sanenet

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3816 posted 4:01 pm on Nov 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hmm... Offhand, I would say no, unless the user has you as a trusted site.

I know that you can embed ActiveX to gain access to the Msg API using .Net, and it may be possible to launch it that way. Check msdn.microsoft.com for more info!

bcolflesh

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Msg#: 3816 posted 4:25 pm on Nov 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

If you are using .NET, take a look at the FirstFloor.Msn here:

www.1stfloor.nl/

moltar

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3816 posted 4:33 pm on Nov 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hotmail is able to launch MSN somehow...

bcolflesh

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Msg#: 3816 posted 4:44 pm on Nov 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

The actual API docs are here:

msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/exchanchor/htms/msexchsvr_mapi.asp

chrisforeman2

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Msg#: 3816 posted 9:23 pm on Nov 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

OK...plan B

Can I add yahoo messenger directly into a web page?

Chris

shasan

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Msg#: 3816 posted 3:33 am on Nov 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

are you looking for a live chat/support kinda applicaton? In which case I'm sure you can find some open-source non IM solutions...

just two cents.

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