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i want to execute an external .EXE program during runing time any body please Help...

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by:kjteng
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use shellExec, execwin for win16 or
use CreateProcess for Win32
Look up the API help for more details
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by:girsu
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sorry, i'm a VB programmer this is the first time i write a program by Delphi could ypu please send an example... i'll be thanks


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JimBob091197 earned 100 total points
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Hi Girsu

A good way is to use the ShellExecute API.  (Add ShellApi to your form's "uses" clause.)

E.g. to run notepad:
ShellExecute(Self.Handle, 'open', PChar('C:\Windows\Notepad.exe'), nil, nil, SW_NORMAL);

You can change the nils to PChar('Some string') if you want to pass in a parameter (first nil) or set the working folder (second nil).

The great thing about ShellExecute is that you don't have to use a EXE program.  You can ShellExecute any file, e.g. MyWordDoc.doc, etc.

Cheers,
JB
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thanks JimBob good answer...
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