Running External Programs

I have just recently started using VB5 and would like to create an application to start programs such as 'WINZIP' by a button or icon interface and I was wondering how you would call an external program using a button/Icon.

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If you just want to start some external app, use "shell". The inputs to shell are program name and window mode. such as: shell("c:\windows\notepad.exe",vbMinimized)
If you want your app to wait for the executed program to finish, look here for ExecCmd:
Finally, if you want to open an application based on a file association, look here: 

It will cost you 15 points but if you need this part, it works.

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