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16-bit apps calling 32-bit apps

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is it possible to call a 32-bit application froma 16-bit application? and if it is possible how?

please help.

thanks.
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by:dbrunton
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Just give it the path and the file name eg

c:\msoffice\winword.exe
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by:AngelTen
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thanks dbrunton.
how about, instantiating 32-bit DLL in 16-bit application?
Is there any problem referencing 32-bit DLLs?
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Its doable.

Here's an article talking about Pascal.

http://pascal.sources.ru/exec/call32nt.htm

You'll need a helper dll to call the 32 bit dll.
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I guess it's called "thunking"...
I've found a Topic "Thunk Compiler" in MS PSDK. It might help.

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