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How to exectue another program

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Hi,

This is probably a very simple question for you experts, but I'm lost.

What command/syntax do I use to run another program (that I have created) on a button click event and close the one I ran it from?
Must I supply the path to it?

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You can do this calling the API function ShellExecute.

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
  ShellExecute(Application.Handle,nil,'c:\command.com',nil,nil,SW_SHOWNORMAL);
Application.Terminate;
end;

Remember to include shellAPI in your uses statement.

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