Application.OpenBrowser Method (Project)

Opens the default web browser to a specified URL or the Windows Explorer to a specified directory or project file.


expression. OpenBrowser (URL)

expression A variable that represents an Application object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
URL Optional String The URL to use for the browser address.

Return value


True if the web browser or the Windows Explorer opens; otherwise, False.


You can use the OpenBrowser method to open the browser to a specified URL. If the URL parameter is not specified, the OpenBrowser method opens the Windows Explorer to the My Documents folder on the local computer.

If you specify an .MPP file path, Project opens the file.


The following examples are valid, if the specified URL location exists:

  • Application.OpenBrowser()

  • Application.OpenBrowser("https://MySharePointSite")

  • Application.OpenBrowser("https://MySharePointSite/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/Lists/Test%20tasks%20list%201/")

  • Application.OpenBrowser("file:///C:/Project")

  • Application.OpenBrowser("file://localhost/C|/Project")

  • Application.OpenBrowser("file:///C|/Project/Samples/Project1.mpp")

See also

Application Object