Solved

Open VB prog in Powerpoint

Posted on 2000-03-21
7
168 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
How can I open a compiled *.exe program in a Powerpoint presentation?
0
Comment
Question by:de_wagter
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
riduce earned 50 total points
ID: 2640076
Right-click on the button object (in PP)
choose action settings and then you can click on the run command
and browse to you're vb *.exe file
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:caraf_g
ID: 2640088
If you go into Powerpoint and go View - Toolbars - Visual basic you'll get a toolbar through which you can add VB code to your powerpoint presentation.

To run an executable:

e.g.
Public Sub DoIt()

Shell "Notepad.exe"

End Sub

Put something on a slide, right-click on the object, go to Action Settings. Now you can choose to run a macro. Choose DoIt

0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:de_wagter
ID: 2640258
How do I get the program foreground automatically??? (instead of Alt-Tab)
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:caraf_g
ID: 2640292
Good question. I noticed this as well... Sorry I don't have the answer.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:de_wagter
ID: 2640389
How do I get the program foreground automatically??? (instead of Alt-Tab)
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:de_wagter
ID: 2640441
I draw a button in Paint and used the Action Settings option.
It's not what I was looking for, but it works, so thanks.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:riduce
ID: 2648394
How do you want it to work then de wagter?
0

Featured Post

Salesforce Has Never Been Easier

Improve and reinforce salesforce training & adoption using WalkMe's digital adoption platform. Start saving on costly employee training by creating fast intuitive Walk-Thrus for Salesforce. Claim your Free Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I was working on a PowerPoint add-in the other day and a client asked me "can you implement a feature which processes a chart when it's pasted into a slide from another deck?". It got me wondering how to hook into built-in ribbon events in Office.
If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…

717 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question