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Posted on 2003-11-17
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Why does this routine fail to wait?

The ShellExecuteEx manages to open a web page, but the WaitForSingleObjectEx shows the error message Invalid handle.

Testing on windows 98.

Any clues?

Sorry about low points, been sick latley. I will add more points later and/or give the answerer a freebee question. I always grant an A.

RJSoft


      // TODO: Add extra validation here
      DWORD Error;
      char Start[1000];
      m_EditBox.GetWindowText(Start,999);

      SHELLEXECUTEINFO si;
      memset(&si, 0, sizeof(si));
      si.cbSize = sizeof(si);
      si.hwnd = this->m_hWnd;
      si.lpVerb = "open";
      si.lpFile=Start;
      si.nShow = SW_NORMAL;
      si.fMask = SEE_MASK_NOCLOSEPROCESS;

      bool res = ShellExecuteEx(&si);
      
      if(res<=0)MessageBox("Shell failed");
      
      else
      {
      DWORD Flag=WaitForSingleObjectEx(si.hProcess,INFINITE,0);
      
            if(Flag==WAIT_FAILED)
            {
            LPVOID lpMsgBuf;
            FormatMessage(
                  FORMAT_MESSAGE_ALLOCATE_BUFFER |
                  FORMAT_MESSAGE_FROM_SYSTEM |
                  FORMAT_MESSAGE_IGNORE_INSERTS,
                  NULL,
                  GetLastError(),
                  MAKELANGID(LANG_NEUTRAL, SUBLANG_DEFAULT), // Default language
                  (LPTSTR) &lpMsgBuf,
                  0,
                  NULL
                  );
            // Process any inserts in lpMsgBuf.
            // ...
            // Display the string.
            ::MessageBox( NULL, (LPCTSTR)lpMsgBuf, "WAIT_FAILED", MB_OK | MB_ICONINFORMATION );
            // Free the buffer.
            LocalFree( lpMsgBuf );
       
      }//endelse


      MessageBox("Shell good");
      }
      
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DanRollins earned 100 total points
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Try this:
Set the lpFile parameter to "IExplorer.com" and set the lpParameters parm to the full URL.
-- Dan
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Dan the man.
Thanks again.

RJ
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Just for documentation I used iexplore.exe not com.
RJ
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Thanks for the points.    Yes, the EXE would tend to be a better choice :)
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