Running app.

Posted on 2001-07-29
Last Modified: 2010-04-06
How do you run another app. that is within your current app. exe folder and error check if it is?
Or how do you runn it if it is in a folder within your current app.exe folder?
Question by:Enej
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by:Mohammed Nasman
ID: 6330880

  use shellapi to run the application, it will use the folder u r running ur program from as current folder and check about the file using FileExists

I hope that what are you looking for

Uses shellapi;

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
  if FileExists('test.exe') then
    ShowMessage('This file is not exist in the current folder');

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Mohammed Nasman earned 50 total points
ID: 6330889

  for better coding, use ExtractFilePath funcation tp get the folder for ur application that running.

uses shellapi;

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
  Path : String;
  Path := ExtractFilePath(Application.ExeName);
  if FileExists(Path + 'test.exe') then
    ShellExecute(handle,'open',Pchar(Path + 'test.exe'),nil,nil,SW_ShowNormal)
    ShowMessage('This file is not exist in the current folder');

if you want to run a program within ur current folder just add this folder to the path string like :

  Path := ExtractFilePath(Application.ExeName) + 'test folder\';

Best regards
Mohammed Nasman


Author Comment

ID: 6330964
SellamAlleikum Mohammed,
It works OK .Thanks!
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Expert Comment

by:Mohammed Nasman
ID: 6331080
wa alikum alsalam
I'm happy that's work with you :)

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