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Delphi application calling other executables

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How do I call an external executable from a Delphi application?  In BP 6.0 it was

    Exec ('filename.exe', 'Parameters')

What is it under D3?
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use the ExecuteFile function comes with delphi in FMXUtils unit
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Hidejohn99

Give this a shot.

To execute a standard program, simply use:

WinExec('C:\WINDOWS\NOTEPAD.EXE', SW_SHOWNORMAL);

To add a command line, use:

WinExec('C:\WINDOWS\NOTEPAD.EXE C:\WINDOWS\WIN.INI', SW_SHOWNORMAL);

To pop up a DOS box, use:

WinExec('COMMAND.COM', SW_SHOWNORMAL);

To execute a DOS command, use:

WinExec('COMMAND.COM /C DIR *.*', SW_SHOWNORMAL);
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