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How to pass parameters to VB exe program ?

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I need to pass some parameters into a VB program, so that
the program can display them in a form.
For example : The VB program name is <Try.exe>.

So when a user type <Try.exe "apple" "orange"> then enter
to execute the program the two parameter will be taken in
by the program and display on one of the form Label together.
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Question by:KimSeng
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Use command$ in your program - you don't need quotes around your string

e.g. in your program

    Label1.Caption = Left(Command$, InStr(Command$, " ") - 1)

    Label2.Caption = Right(Command$, Len(Command$) - InStr(Command$, " "))

This chops up the string

to call the exe use

Myprog.exe apple orange

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NB I forgot youd given the program a name, so your users will type

Try.exe apple orange

You could still use quotes as delimeters, but you'd have to write code to strip the relevant text from command$
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by:KimSeng
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I am a Singaporean who would like to make friends with you.
The answer you give me is excellent, they work very well.

You can e-mail me at this address : kim_seng@yahoo.com  

Thank you !
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