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Hi,
Is there a windows api that I can call from delphi that has the same effect as right clicking an icon and selecting "open"
By doing this I want to open a .vcf file without needing to know what the current application associated with it is.

Any sample code or directions to web site most appreciated.

Mal
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hi,
sure you can use shellexecute() api from shellapi unit.
example:

uses shellapi;

shellExecute('handle,'open',pchar('c:\some.vcf'),nil,nil,sw_normal);


Regards Barry
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typo:

ShellExecute(handle,'open',pchar('c:\some.vcf'),nil,nil,sw_normal);


also for executable files you can just use
winexec('c:\excel.exe',sw_normal);
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