how to start up an control panel applet?

i have a problem.
i have create a control panel applet program.
this applet MUST run when windows startup.
for this i have added a value in the registry (HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN)
eg. "C:\my programs\mycpl.cpl"

under NT work perfectly BUT under win9x the cpl aren't loaded!

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does it run under win9x if you doubleclick it from explorer ?

Maybe you're trying to use an API that doesn't exist in Win9x

Tia86Author Commented:
yes, with double click the cpl work.

i have find a solution (i think, i can't test it now):

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mycpl.cpl

is good?


Yep, but watch the blanks.
I recall that such a command line needs a blank somewhere or the other way round it does not allow a blank somewhere.

The control panel applets are controlled by "control.exe" program.
Use that to run them.


try to put it in windows System folder

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