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Posted on 2003-10-23
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Using VS6 SP5 on Win2K.

Have a command button that I want to open an external Application.

Done this several times with other apps, however this particular app requires
a start in folder before it will execute properly. Is there a way around this ?

Here is what I normally use:
Shell "C:\Program Files\Meditech\MagicCS\Client\VMAGIC.EXE", vbNormalFocus

I added the startin folder path behind it like this and I keep getting errors:
Shell "C:\Program Files\Meditech\MagicCS\Client\VMAGIC.EXE C:\Program Files\Meditech\MagicCS\Client ", vbNormalFocus


Thanks, just3082
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by:appari
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use ShellExecute API. you can pass parameters using shellExecute API.

see this link for a complete example.

http://www.mvps.org/vbnet/index.html?code/shell/shellexecute.htm
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vinnyd79 earned 50 total points
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Have you tried using ChDir to change to the directory first?

ChDrive "C:\"
ChDir "C:\Program Files\Meditech\MagicCS\Client"
Shell "C:\Program Files\Meditech\MagicCS\Client\VMAGIC.EXE", vbNormalFocus
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by:just3082
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Vinnyd79, you are the man.... Worked great...

Just3082
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