Make ArcGIS Pro honor system's default web browser when clicking links

Idea created by roemhildtg on Jul 10, 2017
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    • rhykys
    • dforbuss_RVSS
    • shantanu9031
    • tpcolson
    • roemhildtg
    • jacobsj

    Scenario:

     

    I have a web link in a popup that looks something like this: http://my-website.com/{OBJECTID} This link is to an internal application which opens up a details page on the record.

     

    When clicking on a popup link in arcgis pro, the resulting web link is opened in Internet Explorer. This is not what a user would expect if the default browser is set to Google Chrome or Firefox.

     

    As far as I know this isn't a very complicated procedure, opening a link in an addin requires something like

     

    System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("http://my-url.com");

     

    Benefits:

    • Some applications do not work in versions of internet explorer and it would be very useful to allow pro to open other web browsers.
    • If a user is used to using chrome, and is signed in to a web service, they won't have to sign in again when clicking links to the web service in pro

     

    Related:

    How do I change ArcGIS Pro's default browser in the pop-up from IE to Chrome?