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Posted on 2003-11-03
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Is there a way to make an EXE in VB6 that is similar to a DOS batch file?

I have a few different DOC files that I want to open all at once, but the batch file I made will only open one at a time (open file1, close file1 and open file2, etc.).

If it's possible to do, can you point me in the right direction, please? Thanks guys, and girls!
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Question by:JFrye
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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Here is a generic function to open a word document:

OpenDoc "c:\my documents\address labels.doc"

Private Function OpenDoc(fileName As String)
    Me.MousePointer = vbHourglass
    DoEvents
   
    Dim MSWordApp, MSWordDoc As Object
    On Error Resume Next
   
    Set MSWordApp = GetObject(, "Word.Application")
    If Err.Number <> 0 Then
        Set MSWordApp = CreateObject("Word.Application")
    End If
   
    Set MSWordDoc = MSWordApp.Documents.Open(fileName)
    MSWordApp.Activate
    MSWordApp.WindowState = 1
    Set MSWordDoc = Nothing
    Set MSWordApp = Nothing
   
    Me.MousePointer = vbDefault
End Function
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by:JFrye
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Ok, and one more question: For this EXE, if the DOCs are in the same folder as the EXE, can I just put "file1.doc" or will I need "c:\files\galore\file1.doc"?
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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You can use:

OpenDoc App.Path & "\file1.doc"
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by:JFrye
ID: 9671738
Well, that didn't work. It seems that the file is opened, however Word never opens to actually view the files.
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Mike Tomlinson earned 50 total points
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Try adding

MSWordApp.Visible = 1

after

MSWordApp.WindowState =  1

The code worked great on my system as is.
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by:JFrye
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Fantastic! Kudos and 50 points for you!!!
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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Glad it worked.
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