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I want to use a Visual C++ program to execute, for instance,
"notepad MyNotes.doc".  I would like the effect to be as if
I had manually started the process, so it's in the task bar and the application is still active when my program quits.
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There's a nifty little function called ShellExecute()
that does exactly what you need. Just call it like this

ShellExecute(NULL,TEXT("open"),TEXT("notepad.exe"),TEXT("mynotes.doc"),NULL, SW_SHOWNORMAL);

// everlast
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