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Launching a File

Posted on 2002-05-25
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Hi all,

In function I need to run a file outside of my app, just as if the user had clicked on the filename.  It could be a Word document, Zip file, *.Htm, *.exe, etc.  I used to do this in batch files by using: Start("Path/Filname") or similar syntax in Win98.

In application the user will double-click on a filename to be found in some text displayed in link format in my app window.

The platform would be any Windows 98/Me/NT5. I'm using VB6.

Any ideas are appreciated.

Jim
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bruintje earned 200 total points
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Hi syntel,

you can use the shellexecute function to do this

for a complete sample implementation
http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=34188&lngWId=1

HTH:O)Bruintje
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by:hes
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Here are a couple of other options

http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=525
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by:syntel
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Thanks for all responses.  I will be working on this next week, but it looks good.
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thanks for the grade
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