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autoloading from a cd

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i'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but i wrote an application in visual basic and would like to know how to make it automatically run whenever the cd that it comes on is inserted? is this a vb setting or a cd setting?
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It's done on the CD, you must place a file called AUTORUN.INF in the root directory of the CD which is a text file containing the following:

[autorun]
open=myapplication.exe
icon=myicon.ico

Or the icon= can point to the app if you want the CD to have the icon from the executable.
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mirtol,


Welcome to EE, please re-read the EE Guidelines (http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/cmtyQuestAnswer.jsp) before proposing solutions as answers.  

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I'm sorry for any offence, but I was and still am of the opinion that this conformed to the guidelines.
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No offense.  But take a look at the following:

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I would judge that at the very least that 3 minutes after the question was posted is "early in the collaboration process".

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thanks for the help
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