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How do i open a Word or Excel document in its environment
with a cmdlgOpenFile
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Question by:poire
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Mirkwood earned 200 total points
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First use the Common Dialog control to create a common dialog.
Now start the selected document using the function "Shell". Just pass the document name as application to start.
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by:dbiener
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'get file name from common dialog control ( you can use api calls if you want)

    CommonDialog1.CancelError = True
    On Error GoTo CatchError
    CommonDialog1.Flags = cdlOFNHideReadOnly
    CommonDialog1.Filter = "Word Files (*.doc)|*.doc"
    CommonDialog1.FilterIndex = 1
    CommonDialog1.ShowOpen

    'now open the file in word (easy)
    shell "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\WINWORD.EXE CommonDialog1.filename"

   
CatchError:
    'user clicked on cancel
    Exit Sub



    'or better way
    Private Const SW_SHOWNORMAL = 1
    Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "SHELL" (ByVal hwnd%, _
       ByVal lpszOp$, ByVal lpszFile$, ByVal lpszParams$, _
       ByVal lpszDir$, ByVal fsShowCmd%) As Integer

    Dim Scr_hDC As Long
    Scr_hDC = GetDesktopWindow()
    StartDoc = ShellExecute(Scr_hDC, "Open", _  
        CommonDialog1.filename, "", "C:\", SW_SHOWNORMAL)


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