What calls could be done to launch a specific browser with a given URL, for Mac, Windows and Linux?
ShowURL always use the default browser, as the OS works that way. You could launch the browser’s application, but not pass the URL to it.
Are you sure your request is doable?
I am not talking about ShowURL…
What I am referring to is when making a WebApp in Xojo and pressing the start debug button, the webapp will always start the default browser we have in our system. I don’t like that, I want to set “Firefox Developer edition” or “Responsively” in Xojo to be used. Hope it makes sense.
Why shouldn’t asking for another browser be feasible? In RapidWeaver I have “Preview in Safari” because that’s my standard browser. And then there is “Preview in …” which shows me a selection of other browsers. And RapidWeaver also has a server so that I can preview php files.
I was just discussing it; I personally don’t know how it’s feasible.
I assume RapidWeaver can launch documents with any browser (like you can manually open any php file in Safari, Firefox or TextEdit) but in case of Xojo, there’s no executable to open in a browser. It’s the browser which must connect to the appropriate address and port that Xojo listens on.
Telling an arbitrary, non-default browser to connect to Xojo (or any address), in a new tab/window from the outside, that’s what I don’t know whether it’s feasible.
I got the feeling you’re not understanding exactly what I am saying (srry, English is not my 1st language). You can open and debug the webapp in any browser you want and on as many you want. There is no direct connection that needs to be kept between the default browser and xojo. You can close the default one and open the webapp in another browser/device of you’re choosing and the debugger works as intended.
Well no, because like I said, I have a default browser that I use for personal time, configured in a way, and then I have a secondary browser configured specifically (plugins/settings) for debugging/testing/etc. websites and webapps.
No problem; mine isn’t English as well and I know what it means.
Manually (as a person), I get it: you open a browser and type either the local address (127.0.0.1:port) or the remote computer’s address if you’re on another.
But can Xojo do the same automatically? Launching the browser is easy, yes. How then asking it to “enter the address” and connect to it?