command line argument

how can i use command line arguments on my VB application?

for instance:
If I run this command from the command line, it should display the sum of the arguments...

c:\MyApp.exe /x=1 /y=2

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killer5Asked:
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TimCotteeConnect With a Mentor Head of Software ServicesCommented:
Your initial Sub Main or Form_Load should do something like this:

Private Sub Form_Load()
  Dim strCommand As String
  Dim aryParms() As String
  Dim aryValues() As String
  Dim intParm As Integer
  strCommand = Command()
  aryParms = Split(strCommand," ")
  For intParm = LBound(aryParms) To UBound(aryParms)
    aryValues = Split(Replace(aryParms(intParm),"/",""),"=")
    Select Case aryValues(0)
    Case "x"
      x = aryValues(1)
    Case "y"
      y = aryValues(1)
    End Select
  Next
End Sub
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TimCotteeHead of Software ServicesCommented:
Oh, forgot the sum bit:

Msgbox x + y

After the for .. next loop.
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sierrahalflifeCommented:
the important bit of that is the 'Command' variable.
If I called myapp.exe /a /b 1, Command would be "/a /b 1"
you should consider splitting at the slash, rather than the space if your app uses an argument like /time 5, as opposed to /time=5, otherwise it would take /time and 5 as separate arguments.

--SHL
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TimCotteeHead of Software ServicesCommented:
Why a 'C' grade?
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sierrahalflifeCommented:
Because he's stingy?
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MindphaserCommented:
Grade changed for TimCottee.

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ComTechCommented:
Hello killer5, keep grading people like this, and you will lose support for most of the Experts, as they do look at how Customers you grade, before answering or just joining in.


I am behind Minphasers decision on the grade change.  Should you have a problem with the change,

I can be contacted at comtech@experts-exchange.com , if so, then please reference this question number 20290788

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killer5Author Commented:
oh... sorry guys. i didn't know why i put a grade C on this. maybe i made a mistake. and i don't know that it was a big deal.. sorry :)
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