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Opening the associated application

Posted on 2000-04-09
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I have an application which uses a listview control to display icons that have associated Word documents with them and others that have TIFF images associated with them....(ex.  icon#1 = c:\windows\temp\doc1.doc icon#2 = c:\windows\temp\image1.tif).  I would like for the user to be able to double click the icon and the document or image to open in the associated application designated in the File Types list.  Any help would be appreciated...
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by:Erick37
ID: 2698847
"HOWTO: Use ShellExecute to Launch Associated File"

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q170/9/18.asp
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by:wsh2
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Try This.. <smile>

Syntax:

booReturn = xShellByExtension(strFileName)


<----- Code Begin ----->

Option Explicit

Private Declare Function FindExecutable Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "FindExecutableA" _
  (ByVal lpFile As String, _
  ByVal lpDirectory As String, _
  ByVal lpResult As String) _
  As Long

Public Function xShellByExtension _
(ByVal strFileName As String) _
As Boolean

  Dim strProgram As String
  Dim lngReturn As Long
 
  ' Get Program PathName
  strProgram = Space(255)
  lngReturn = FindExecutable(strFileName, "", strProgram)
  If lngReturn < 32 _
  Then
    MsgBox (strFileName & " FILE NOT FOUND")
    Exit Function
  End If
  strProgram = Left$(strProgram, InStr(1, strProgram, Chr(0)) - 1)
 
  ' Execute Program with FileName as Parameter 1
  Dim StrCommand As String
  StrCommand = """ & strProgram & """ _
     & """ & strFileName & """
  lngReturn = Shell(strCommand, vbNormalFocus)
  If lngReturn > 0 _
  Then
    xShellByExtension = True 'Successful
  Else
    MsgBox (strCommand & vbCrLf & " PROGRAM NOT FOUND")
    xShellByExtension = False 'UNSUCCESSFUL
  End If
 
End Function

<----- Code End ----->
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caraf_g earned 100 total points
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Here you go:

http://homepage.eircom.net/~carafa/VBSamples/VBAll/shellexecute.zip

All the hard work done for ya...
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by:scooterhead
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Thank you
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