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Want to use CreateProcess to launch another MFC SDI application the First Parameter and passing a file path in the second parameter for the launched program to load.  Making the call as follows:

PROCESS_INFORMATION procInfo;
      BOOL processStarted;
      memset(&suInfo, 0, sizeof(suInfo));
      suInfo.cb = sizeof(suInfo);
      // Kick off the Next Program
      processStarted =       
      CreateProcess(
            "C:\\Program Files\\BuildCustomCatalog\\Chass_Header_New\\Chass_Header_New.exe",
            "C:\\CCBuild\\Commands_New\\9778_W_1_4B974338.txt",
            NULL,                              // process security attributes
            NULL,                              // thread security attributes
            FALSE,                              // handle inheritance flag
            NORMAL_PRIORITY_CLASS,                                      // handle inheritance flag
            NULL,                              // pointer to new environment block
            NULL,                              // pointer to current directory name
            &suInfo,                                        // pointer to STARTUPINFO
            &procInfo);                        // pointer to PROCESS_INFORMATION
}

The launched program chokes on this call.  If I execute the CreateProcess call using NULL for parameter 2 (Command Line Argument i.e. pass no command line argument), the launched program has no problem.  The launched program seems to choke at the "if (!ProcessShellCommand(cmdInfo)) return FALSE;" call in the CWinApp InitInstance() function when a file path is included in the command line;

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Julian
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1) Try to run this program (Chass_Header_New.exe) from command prompt with the same parameter - what happens?
2) Both program name and parameter may be in the second CreateProcess parameter:

CreateProcess(
         NULL,
         "C:\\Program Files\\BuildCustomCatalog\\Chass_Header_New\\Chass_Header_New.exe  C:\\CCBuild\\Commands_New\\9778_W_1_4B974338.txt",
         ...


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by:SteveGTR
ID: 10742552
Does the same thing happen when you specify the command line in your project settings and run the Chass_Header_New.exe from within the developer's studio?

When you say the program chokes what do you mean? Throws an exception? Asserts? Hangs forever?

You are calling ProcessShellCommand() after the following commands:

  // Parse command line for standard shell commands, DDE, file open
  CCommandLineInfo cmdInfo;
  ParseCommandLine(cmdInfo);

And after your document has been setup.

The CWinApp::ProcessShellCommand() routine in APPUI2.CPP has a switch and the following is executed when you pass your parameters:

  case CCommandLineInfo::FileOpen:
    if (!OpenDocumentFile(rCmdInfo.m_strFileName))
      bResult = FALSE;
    break;

Can your document's OpenDocumentFile handle the file name?

Good Luck,
Steve
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by:JulianPugh
ID: 10742560
Alex,

Passed the exe file path and file to load in the second CreateProcess parameter, as you suggested, and everything works perfectly fine.  I really appreciate your help.

thanks,

Julian
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