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How do I open an editor with a specific textfile loaded.
I have tried
WinExec('EditorProgram.Exe, Myfile.txt', SW_SHOW);
but it does'nt work.
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Question by:rainbowsoftware
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by:mirek071497
ID: 1345325
mayby remove comma ? and try :
WinExec('EditorProgram.Exe Myfile.txt', SW_SHOW);
and of course you must insert all with full path name.

WinExec('c:\tmp\EditorProgram.Exe c:\doc\Myfile.txt', SW_SHOW);
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by:ronit051397
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try this:

uses shellapi;
.
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shellexecute(handle,'open','c:\doc\Myfile.txt','','',sw_show);

this will open the text file by the editor program associated with the text file.
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by:rainbowsoftware
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Sorry it does'nt work.
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ronit051397 earned 100 total points
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try this:
shellexecute(handle,'open','c:\...\EditorProgram.Exe','c:\...\Myfile.txt','',sw_show);
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by:mirek071497
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What program you try running ? and
WinExec is a function What is the result ?
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by:rainbowsoftware
ID: 1345330
I have created my own Editor and try to open a textfile in my editor.
And I have also been trying to open a file in the Delphi Demo program Richedit,
but didn't succeed ( Richedit application is a Demo on the Delphi 2 CD)

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by:mirek071497
ID: 1345331
Do you'r program parsing Parameters ?

example :
for i:=0 to ParamCount do
  st := ParamStr(i);

You must do this.

The Simples way is to place in OnShow of MainForm the code to load file which have name = ParamStr(1)

You probably have a function for load file so you must call them with ParamStr(1).
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by:rainbowsoftware
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Thanks for yor answer, I found the solution with Params.
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