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running external .exe's

Posted on 1998-09-10
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Ok I want to run an external exe, how is this done, I know I can use a shell, I have tried MyAPP Shell = ("C:\***.exe")
But what i need to do is have it run a particular file selected in a commondialog control..like ("C:\***.exe  _commondialog.filename") can this be done?? and if possible not have an msdos box pop up?? Help!!!
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You have the right code, almost.

If the application you are trying to shell to is a DOS app, you will need to add the following parameter:
vbHide
So that your code will look like this:
lRes = Shell("c:\MyDOSApp.exe " & CommonDialog1.Filename, vbHide)
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