VB Return Codes

Posted on 2001-06-26
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Last Modified: 2008-03-06

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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ID: 6230266
Hi Kriddle,
    Can you give me some more details about what you want?

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ID: 6230542
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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ID: 6233364
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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ID: 6233527
Thank you TravisHall,

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


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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.)

(Hang on a minute, I've just realised that this is a 75 point question. Isn't that the number of points you get for signing up? Did you just sign up and commit all your points to the one question? If so, no matter. Fill out the new member's survey and get 125 more.)

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