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Can a web page link start/open Microsoft Messenger

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3:14 pm on Nov 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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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

4:01 pm on Nov 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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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!

4:25 pm on Nov 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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

www.1stfloor.nl/

4:33 pm on Nov 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hotmail is able to launch MSN somehow...
4:44 pm on Nov 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The actual API docs are here:

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

9:23 pm on Nov 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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OK...plan B

Can I add yahoo messenger directly into a web page?

Chris

3:33 am on Nov 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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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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