how to pass some file loaded by association?

Im making a program like winamp for my car that play mp3 files. And the question is: How can i pass the name of the file that I select in the Windows Explorer??

I can make the association in windows but always start a new copy of my program, the I use COMMAND to obtain the arguments (in this case the file name). But how can i program something like "Enqueue in Winamp" to my application??. The idea is that when I doble-clic in a file that name pass to my program to enqueue in my program??

thankx,
and sorry about my bad english
zucosAsked:
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zucosAuthor Commented:
not starting another copy of my program.. just using the program currently opened.
COAtheGREATCommented:
set project type to ActiveX EXE
and start mode as Standalone

for the bigining :)
bobbit31Commented:
In project/options change startup from "form1" to "Sub Main"

Sub Main()
    Dim OldTitle$

    If App.PrevInstance Then
        OldTitle = App.Title
        AppActivate OldTitle
        End
    End If

    Form1.Show
End Sub

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Brendt HessSenior DBACommented:
Have your application look for a previous instance of your app already running.  If it finds one, pass the information to that app and terminate.

There is a sample app that does just that here:

http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=22061&lngWId=1

and here

http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=28394&lngWId=1

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BahnassCommented:

U can make a server-client application ie

1- U can compile Ur program as an activex exe (not standard exe) making a public proc in its class module (not a form ) this public proc  will get Ur string and pass it to the form this will be server app

2- then maka another small prog refering to the first one
(in project - references refer to Ur compiled exe)

3- inside client module call server module procedure
zucosAuthor Commented:
thankx to everyone.
the answer of bhess1 solve my problem.

thankx for answering that fast
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