Pausing ShellExecuteEx

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.


      // TODO: Add extra validation here
      DWORD Error;
      char Start[1000];

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

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

      MessageBox("Shell good");
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Try this:
Set the lpFile parameter to "" and set the lpParameters parm to the full URL.
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RJSoftAuthor Commented:
Dan the man.
Thanks again.

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