Solved

Shell is returning a long instead of an integer

Posted on 1998-04-06
1
300 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
I'm trying to use GetModuleUsage to determine when a fortran
program is done running.  My code looks like this

RetVal = shell("fortran.exe")

do while getmoduleusage(retval) > 0
   doevents
loop


The problem is that Shell is returning a long for RetVal
and GetModuleusage expects an integer.

I can't seem to make getmoduleusage accept a long.
so I seem to be stuck.
What do I do?
0
Comment
Question by:PhilHorn
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
Dalin earned 100 total points
ID: 1460536
PhilHorn:
You can use the createprocess API.
If you use 32 bits VB, check
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q129/7/96.asp

if 16 bits,
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q178/1/16.asp

Any problms, let me know.
Regards
Dalin
0

Featured Post

Creating Instructional Tutorials  

For Any Use & On Any Platform

Contextual Guidance at the moment of need helps your employees/users adopt software o& achieve even the most complex tasks instantly. Boost knowledge retention, software adoption & employee engagement with easy solution.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how we can use conditional statements using Python.
Whether you’re a college noob or a soon-to-be pro, these tips are sure to help you in your journey to becoming a programming ninja and stand out from the crowd.
This tutorial will introduce the viewer to VisualVM for the Java platform application. This video explains an example program and covers the Overview, Monitor, and Heap Dump tabs.
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29004105/Run-AutoHotkey-script-directly-from-Notepad.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to run an AutoHotkey script (.AHK) directly from Notepad++ (aka NPP). This video…

617 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question