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hi,

i would like to call some foxpro programs from vb program. how to do that?

tq.
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by:Éric Moreau
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use the shell statement
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by:icecool
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say if i have this program called a.prg

dim retVal

retVal = Shell("a.prg",1)

is it correct?
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Éric Moreau earned 50 total points
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you normally call a .exe (a compiled program).
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by:salman_ilm
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you can call compiled program by Shell command
Shell("program_name.exe")

iam not sure that whether it can recieve any value or not
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by:icecool
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no other alternative to call just the program?
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.prg is FP source code. Compile it first and then shell the .exe!
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