Setting File Open Attributes...

I've just made a nice little code-snippet storage program, basically Notepad with fewer features and a *.code everythign set up and running smoothly...but the file-type association "open" action refuses to load the text. If I use the "Open..." dialog in my program, it runs fine. But, if I just double click on a .code file, all it does is loads the Code Program, without the code itself. Again, the file is not corrupted. I have a file association, added through View>>Folder Options>>File Types...with one command, "open", pointed at the program's directory. Do I need to add a subroutine to my program's code? Or am I missing something with the file type declarations?
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Make sure the open action has a %1 after it to represent the file.

"C:\SomeDir\MyApp.exe" "%1"

Then I think you will need to tell your app to open the file that is represented by %1.You could use Command$ for this:

Private Sub Form_Activate()
If Command$ <> "" Then
    ' command$ will represent the filename
    ' load file here
    MsgBox Command$
End If
End Sub

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