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1. How can i let my program take parameters?

2. My program generate file with extension .myprogram. I like
    to be able when i double click on this file my program will open and load
    this file

Is this all possible for 100 points maybe more?

Esk

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by:edey
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you can see the parameters with the paramStr function:

ParamStr returns a specified parameter from the command-line.

function ParamStr(Index: Integer): string;

as for the extension you need to create a handler for it in the shell

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Mike
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by:edey
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ohh, oops, ment to include this link in my previous comment:


http://x42.deja.com/[ST_rn=ps]/getdoc.xp?AN=537133713&CONTEXT=952377217.1711800325&hitnum=2


I have used code based in this article before.


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Mike
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Epsylon earned 100 total points
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Hi Esk, reading your question I think you want to register/associate filetypes, so I stripped this code from one of my previous answers:


Put registry in the uses clause and use this code:

// Associate a file type
procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var reg: TRegistry;
begin
  reg := TRegistry.Create;
  with reg do
  begin
    RootKey := HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT;
    OpenKey('\.xxx', True);
    WriteString('', 'xxxfile');
    OpenKey('\xxxfile\Shell\Open\command', True);
    WriteString('', '"c:\program files\yourapp\app.exe" "%1"');
    Free;
  end;
end;

// Deassociate a file type
procedure TForm1.Button2Click(Sender: TObject);
var reg: TRegistry;
begin
  reg := TRegistry.Create;
  with reg do
  begin
    RootKey := HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT;
    DeleteKey('\.xxx');
    DeleteKey('\xxxfile\Shell\Open\command');
    DeleteKey('\xxxfile\Shell\Open');
    DeleteKey('\xxxfile\Shell');
    DeleteKey('\xxxfile');
    Free;
  end;
end;

// Check the file type
procedure TForm1.Button3Click(Sender: TObject);
var reg: TRegistry;
begin
  reg := TRegistry.Create;
  with reg do
  begin
    RootKey := HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT;
    if not OpenKey('\.xxx', False) or
       not OpenKey('\xxxfile\Shell\Open\command', False) then
      ShowMessage('Type not associated')
    else begin
      if ReadString('') = '"c:\program files\yourapp\app.exe" "%1"' then
        ShowMessage('Type associated to your app')
      else
        ShowMessage('Type associated to another app');
    end;
    Free;
  end;
end
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by:Epsylon
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Usually install managers like WISE and Install Shield do these things.
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by:esk
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I like to my program after i have create the extension .mykey to the files that my program saves, so if i click this file with this extensions i like my program be able to open this file in his editor

Esk
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by:esk
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Like Microsoft Word , if i click on .doc then Word will opens with this document

Esk
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by:Epsylon
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Yes, that's what it does....

Just replace the xxx's with your extension.
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by:esk
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Like Microsoft Word , if i click on .doc then Word will opens with this document

Esk
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by:inthe
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try epsylons code its definetly what your need to do this..
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by:Azerthur
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Yes, epsylons code is what you want !
But I think I know what you forgot !

The  file opened when you click will not display by magic !
It will be stored in paramstr[1], then from this param you'll be able to open it. exemple Memo1.loadformfile(Paramstr[1]), ok ?

If user clicks on aaaa.myprogram the paramstr[1] will be
'c:\directory\'aaa.myprogram'

If you want to prevent double instance in your app ( because I think you don't want 100 app running when you open 100 different files

const
  CM_RESTORE = WM_USER + $1000;
var
  RvHandle : hWnd;

begin

RvHandle := FindWindow('Mi programa Delphi', NIL);
  if RvHandle > 0 then
  begin
    PostMessage(RvHandle, CM_RESTORE, 0, 0);
    Exit;
  end;
Application.Initialize;
  Application.CreateForm(TForm1, Form1);
  Application.Run;
end.



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by:esk
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Thanks to all!!!
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