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Execute a custom file on double click of it's icon

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Hello all
  i have written a Vb program which creates a custom file(say hello.xyz) and also I have an application to execute this  file.
  Now in Internet explorer or windows explorer I am not able to execute the file on double click of it's icon.
  I have set the folder options in windows explorer
 Now presently ,if i double click on the icon,it will load the application and then   i have to open the file from the menu of my application and select the path and then execute .
  Please do help me
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You have to work in you application code to take the command line (ie the path of the file) into account to load that file. Did you do that already? (the function Command$ returns the command line parameters...)
How have you setup the folder options: did you say in the open method to use <apppath>\<yourapp>.exe "%1", so that the file clicked will be passed as command line parameter to the application?

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Any progress?
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