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I use spawnl(_P_NOWAIT, <path_to_mshearts>); and hearts
will launch while letting my program continue.
I use the same statement with a simple program I made
using Devel.Studio Vis.C++ and it is launched synchronously
instead.
The program I made is a project in MicroSoft's Vis.C++, created as a Win32 Application. It is a simple dialog box which just has a button to end the program.
Why is spawnl ignoring the NOWAIT? Asynchronous spawning should work with a Win32 application right?

Thanks for any tips..
RDR
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by:rderidder
ID: 1174161
to be exact, the function call which works for hearts is:


_spawnl(_P_NOWAIT,"C:\\Progra~1\\hearts\\mshearts.exe"," ", NULL);

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Why ? Limitation of the runtime library

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UINT ui = WinExec( "C:\\Progra~1\\hearts\\mshearts.exe", SW_SHOWNORMAL ) ;

if ( ui <= 31 )
{
 // some kind of error occurred
} else
{
  // spawned okay
}
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by:nietod
ID: 1174163
I don't see any reason why spawnl() shouldn't be working.
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