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Load HTML from file or URI using given control. File path is relative to current mission dir or an absolute path (with drive letter etc.). The command is subject to restrictions, imposed by CfgCommands class.
Arma 3
Since Arma 3 logo black.png2.10 the 'title' attribute is supported within <img> and <a> html tags
For unknown reasons, URL's length is limited to 255 characters.
GUI Control


control htmlLoad filename
control: Control
filename: String - local file name or remote file URL
Return Value:


Example 1:
_control htmlLoad "briefing.html";
Example 2:
_control htmlLoad "";
Example 3:
Display news item:
[] spawn { disableSerialization; private _html = findDisplay 46 createDisplay "RscCredits" ctrlCreate ["RscHTML", -1]; _html ctrlSetBackgroundColor [0,0,0,0.8]; _html ctrlSetPosition [safeZoneX, safeZoneY, safeZoneW, safeZoneH]; _html ctrlCommit 0; _html htmlLoad ""; };

Additional Information

See also:
ctrlHTMLLoaded loadFile preprocessFile preprocessFileLineNumbers HTML File Format


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BrotherhoodOfHam - c
Posted on Sep 07, 2014 - 18:02 (UTC)
htmlLoad works with URLs as well as html files.
Killzone_Kid - c
Posted on Sep 07, 2014 - 19:35 (UTC)
While htmlLoad surprisingly does work with URLs as pointed above, the operation is blocking, meaning the whole game will freeze until the operation is complete. It is therefore not recommended to use this command in such way.
Benargee - c
Posted on Apr 21, 2015 - 18:08 (UTC)
Example use of URL can be found in BIS_fnc_GUInewsfeed with the function browser.
Tupolov - c
Posted on Oct 07, 2015 - 22:03 (UTC)

(Arma 3) In order to use URLs, they must be included in CfgCommands -> allowedHTMLLoadURIs. In order to use URIs with params a wildcard * character is supported: Script

_newsOnline = "" + _map + "&amp;mission=" + _mission + "&amp;player=" + _player; _ctrlHTML htmlLoad _newsOnline;

class CfgCommands {
	allowedHTMLLoadURIs[] += {