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How can I open “My Computer” window

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Hi,

What is the code which may do the following:
Open “My Computer” window by pressing “F11”  or any other Key. I use Windows 98.

Your efforts are completely appreciated.

Thanx in advance
Ray14
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by:vinnyd79
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Private Sub Command1_Click()
Shell "command.com /c explorer.exe /n,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}", vbHide
End Sub
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adam8 earned 800 total points
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If you put a timer on the form and set it's interval to say, 80, then this will check for when you press the F11, or whatever button.

Private Declare Function GetAsyncKeyState Lib "user32" (ByVal vKey As Long) As Integer

Private Sub Timer1_Timer()
    If GetAsyncKeyState(vbKeyF11) = -32767 Then
        'Run My Computer
    End If
End Sub
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by:adam8
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To run My Computer you can use.

Shell "Explorer /n,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}", vbNormalFocus
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by:vinnyd79
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You could use something like this to create a hotkey to launch My Computer

http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=987
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by:vinnyd79
ID: 7179997
The link I posted for the hotkey will respond even if your app does not have the focus.
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by:ray14
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Hi Experts,

Thank you so much, you gave me excellent answers specially "adam8" who let me use F Keys as I asked in my quesion.

Please, I shall be very happy if you give me the code which can close the window (My Computer) by pressing F10

Many Thanks in advance
Ray14
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by:vinnyd79
ID: 7180204
you could try changing the timer routine to this:

Private Sub Timer1_Timer()
   If GetAsyncKeyState(vbKeyF11) = -32767 Then
    ' run my computer
   End If
   If GetAsyncKeyState(vbKeyF10) = -32767 Then
       SendKeys "%{F4}", True
   End If
End Sub

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