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I am using shell to find execute a file:
shell(App.path & "\path.txt")
This says can't find file. Is the syntax correct?
I know this file exists.
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Shell won't start anything but an executable.  To start a file with its associated program, you have to use the ShellExecute API.


Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long

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To use ShellExecute

Option Explicit

Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" _
         (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, _
          ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, _
          ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long

Private Sub Command1_Click()
     Dim sDir As String
     Dim nCmd As Long, nRet As Long
     
     sDir =App.Path
     nCmd = 1
     nRet = ShellExecute(Me.hwnd, "Open", "path.txt", "", sDir, nCmd)
End Sub
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