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Code for starting a exe file from another

Posted on 1998-12-22
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How do i do to start programs from my form.
I want to select a file with the fileopendialog and save it in the register.
start the new program and close the program where i initiated the startcommand.
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Let's say you want to start the file "D:\example.exe"
Then this command should work:

ShellExecute(0, 'open', 'D:\example.exe', nil, nil, SW_SHOWNORMAL);

if you want to close the first app, just use the CLOSE command
after ShellExecute.
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by:viktornet
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Didn't you just copy and paste that code from the question i answered a little while ago?? or maybe not??

-Viktor
--Ivanov
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by:Tulip
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No I didn't Viktor.
That command is so common, that not only you know it !


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by:Tulip
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No I didn't Viktor.
That command is so basic, that not only you know it !


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by:viktornet
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Sorry, I said or maybe not which means I wasn't sure and just asked u.... Anyway, Merry Christmas to all...

-Viktor
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