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ExecuteFile wont work
It says it is an undeclared identifier
What do I need to do to fix this?
I'm using Delphi 3.
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by:Evil
ID: 1337818
Edited text of question
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by:sperling
ID: 1337819
You need to add FMXUtils to your 'uses' clause. FMXUtils should be located somewhere in the demo subdirectory tree.

Regards,

Erik.
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by:ronit051397
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on the directory
C:\Program Files\Borland\Delphi 3\Demos\DOC\FILMANEX
there is an example project of how to use ExecuteFile.
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by:dr_gonzo
ID: 1337821
Use
ShellExecute(handle, "explore", "path_to_folder", NULL, NULL, SW_SHOWNORMAL);

or why not

WinExec('myfile.exe', SW_SHOWNORMAL);
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by:Evil
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is there anyway to close the outside application?
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by:ronit051397
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sendmessage([application handle or window handle],wm_close,0,0);
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by:Evil
ID: 1337824
How do I know the Application handle or Window Handle?
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mirek071497 earned 50 total points
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function FindWindow(Classname, WindowName: PChar): HWnd

if You need close You'r application then You know ClassName and WindowName.

this example find Progman handle

var
  a : array[0..40] of char
  h : thandle;
begin
   StrPCopy( a, 'Progman' );
   h := FindWindow( a, nil );
end;

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