Loading File (not .exe)

How do you load a file let's say with an extension *.doc ?
i know the Shell loads Programs but not documents...


TYFYT
lutharAsked:
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Erick37Commented:
"HOWTO: Use ShellExecute to Launch Associated File"

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q170/9/18.asp
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lutharAuthor Commented:
Great answer thanx :)
Would you happen to know how to capture a combination of key..like ctrl-alt-F12 using the GetAsyncKeyState API..? I will put more points if needed :)

TYFYT
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Erick37Commented:
Here ya go:

Private Sub Timer1_Timer()
    If GetAsyncKeyState(vbKeyMenu) <> 0 Then 'Alt key
    If GetAsyncKeyState(vbKeyControl) <> 0 Then 'Control key
    If GetAsyncKeyState(vbKeyF12) <> 0 Then 'F12 key
        Debug.Print "Ctrl + Alt + F12"
    End If
    End If
    End If
End Sub
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Erick37Commented:
This is better:

Private Sub Form_KeyDown(KeyCode As Integer, Shift As Integer)
    'Set the form's KeyPreview property True in design time
    If GetAsyncKeyState(vbKeyMenu) <> 0 Then 'Alt key
    If GetAsyncKeyState(vbKeyControl) <> 0 Then 'Control key
    If GetAsyncKeyState(vbKeyF12) <> 0 Then 'F12 key
        Debug.Print "Ctrl + Alt + F12"
    End If
    End If
    End If
End Sub
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BalsheCommented:
Use This Code:
X=Shell(Start document.doc,2)
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Erick37Commented:
Start.exe will work, but it brings up the DOS shell window briefly.
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lutharAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help Erick37, your solutions worked.

Here are your points

Bashle,
i didn't try your code yet but thanks in advance for the suggestion :)
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