Opening other programs

How do you open another program via VB5?  like if you want to open Windows Explorer when you click a command button.  Thanks mucho!

   The Gringo
Who is Participating?
wj7sterConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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

Then Pass the path to the directory you want to open as a parameter:

Say you want to open the folder 'C:\' then

Dim lRet As Long

lRet = ShellExecute (Me.hwnd, vbNullString, "C:\", vbNullString, CurDir, 1)

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.