Java – How to open web pages in Java


Is there a simple way to open a web page within a GUI's JPanel?

If not, how do you open a web page with the computer's default web browser?

I am hoping for something that I can do with under 20 lines of code, and at most would need to create one class. No reason for 20 though, just hoping for little code…

I am planning to open a guide to go with a game. The guide is online and has multiple pages, but the pages link to each other, so I am hoping I only have to call one URL with my code.

Best Solution

Opening a web page with the default web browser is easy:


Embedding a browser is not so easy. JEditorPane has some HTML ability (if I remember my limited Swing-knowledge correctly), but it's very limited and not suiteable for a general-purpose browser.