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Hi,

Does anyone know if you can return a value (string, integer, etc...) from a VB executable called from VBScript.

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Question by:kriddle
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by:bppraveen001
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Hi Kriddle,
    Can you give me some more details about what you want?
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by:kriddle
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I am calling this VB executable with a C++ exe running resident and I want to pass a return code from the exe back to the caller.
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by:TravisHall
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Okay, so you already know about GetExitCodeProcess to retrieve the exit code set by the VB executable, so you know what that value is within your C++ program, yes?

And, of course, you have tried this and just get back 0, the exit code generally given by a successfully executed program. So, you need to know how to change that value to something else.

For this, you would use the API function ExitProcess, for which a VB declaration is given in Win32api.txt for use with the API viewer. A quick test of this function has told me that it can be used without causing a nasty error. However, you should be very careful to make sure it is the very last thing you do in that program, because it will end your program right there.
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by:kriddle
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Thank you TravisHall,

Have tried and succeeded with this. Your suggestion was right on the money.

K
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Glad I could help. You might want to close off the question now, though.

(Unclosed questions is already becoming my pet peeve.)

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