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How to shell with the $Command option

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I want to prevent users from using an exe because I want my app to be the only one that can use the file. How can I arrange this with the $Command function.

Example:

If go.exe is double-clicked in Windows Explore, the file will not run.

If my file shells go.exe/run, I want the file to run.
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try this in Form_Load (or Sub Main as the case may be):

Private Sub Form_Load
  If Command$ <> "runit" Then
    MsgBox "CANNOT RUN", vbCritical
  Else
    'Do other stuff
  End If
End Sub

then when you shell the prog, use this:

Shell "C:\MyProg\MyProg.exe runit"

hope this helps!

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