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Execute exe from powerpoint

I need to know if I can launch an separate exe application from powerpoint. If so, how?
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bruintjeCommented:
Hi kingkey,

Check out "Shell" in the VBA help system. At it's simplest, all you need to do is:

For a simple batchfile

Sub executeBatchFile()
Dim retval As Variant
retval = Shell("c:\test.bat")
End Sub

You can add various switches to control how the batch file runs (e.g. minimised or not) if you wish, and you can test the return value (retval in the example above) to confirm things went according to plan

For an exex just replace it like

retval = Shell("c:\myapp.exe")

BTW why would you start a seperate app from powerpoint?

HTH:O)Bruintje
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bruintjeCommented:
or if you need a more descriptive version check this module

http://chrisrae.com/vba/routines/shellexecute.html

:O)Bruintje
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mousmasterbobCommented:
You could insert it as a hyperlink if you want to run it from slide show view.Just put the path to the *.exe file

...Bob
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bruintjeCommented:
Hi kingkev,

Any luck yet to try the suggestions in this thread?
Please provide some feedback to the experts willing to spend their time and try to solve your problem.

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bruintjeCommented:
Hi Kingkev,
 
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