• C

Execute a Application from a C program


I have a requirement of executing a internet explorer from a C program with a BMP name as parameter.
can you please let me know the function call to do that.


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Hi s_syed,

use system("path_to_explorer...");

system is used to launch programs from a C program

s_syedAuthor Commented:
#include <iostream.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
char command[] = "L:\\program files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe x:\\paradise.jpg";
int main()
      cout << "Inside main" << endl;
      return 0;

i tried like that and got an error as

Inside main
'L:\program' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
Press any key to continue

solution :

instead of

>>char command[] = "L:\\program files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe x:\\paradise.jpg";


>> char command[] = "\"L:\\program files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe\" x:\\paradise.jpg";

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or else u cud use

char command[]="C:\\PROGRA~1\\INTERN~1\\IEXPLORE.EXE C:\\test.jpg";

shud work as fine.
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