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Using wscript.shell to launch an app from VBScript

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hi guys,

Ive added a script behind a button on an Outlook form that launches an app if the Save & Close button is clicked. The problem is, the Run command fails on the wscript.shell object. It seems to be an issue with using a spae in the run string. ie. if I put "C:\temp\app.exe" it is fine, but if I put the app in temp 2 and use "C:\temp 2\app.exe" it just opens up the temp folder as if it truncated my run statement ! Here is my code...

Dim wshShell
Set wshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
wshShell.Run "C:\temp 2\notepad.exe"
Set wshShell = Nothing

...doesnt work but...

Dim wshShell
Set wshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
wshShell.Run "C:\temp\notepad.exe"
Set wshShell = Nothing

...does

Im running on Windows 2000 and Outlook 2002.
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try adding extra qoutes:

wshShell.Run ""C:\temp 2\notepad.exe""
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Tried that one and got 'expected end of statement'

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tried your second one and it worked a treat. Many thanks ! Any idea why it works like that ?

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the chr(34) puts qoutes around the string,otherwise wshShell will think anything after the spaces are parameters.
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