I have an Ignition application running in Full Screen mode with a button that launches a webpage via the system.net.openURL function. We have another application that is browser based that runs on the same PC. I am trying to find a way to “switch” over to that app and back to Ignition without using Windows. That is, not have the windows bar at the bottom. My thought was to have Ignition in Full Screen, call IE which is also in Full Screen (or maybe kiosk) mode. The webpage would have a button to close it. So, you press a button in Ignition that uses opeURL to launch the webpage. When I close the webpage I would like to see the Ignition window again. However, Ignition is minimizing when the openURL call is made. So, I see the Windows desktop when I close IE and then I have to click on the Windows bar to get Ignition back up again.
The customer wants the screen to look more like an “HMI” and less like Windows thus the need to try to keep Windows hidden in the background. Ideally I could just use some sort of viewer to show the webpage inside of Ignition but that won’t work.