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I'm trying to have the user click on a button and
launch a file, be it .wav or .avi or .pdf
according to the windows' file/program association

are there any methods kinda like the shell method? (except an .exe is not specified)

thanks
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You can use ShellExecute to do so.
Put the declaration in the General declarations section on your form:
Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long


'Put this in the place you want to run the file:
Dim X as long
X=ShellExecute(Me.hwnd, "open", "C:\Docs\MyFile.Avi", vbNullString, App.PAth, vbShowNormal)
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