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Opening Printers Container from VB app

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I wrote a VB app that does all kinds of stuff.

I want to add an option to click on a button and have the printers container (from control panel) open up, preferable in the same window.

How can this be done?
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Question by:visitmeoo
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zzzzzooc earned 400 total points
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The below works in XP. I'm not sure about other OS'.

Private Sub Form_Load()
    Call Shell("control.exe printers", vbMaximizedFocus)
End Sub
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This may work in Win9x:

Private Sub Form_Load()
    Call Shell("rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL main.cpl @2", vbMaximizedFocus)
End Sub
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The solution that I accepted works in W2K.
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