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Launch default email app in vb6

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Need a clean, easy way to do this.
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Question by:robbperk
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by:aspirine
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First declare the shellexecute api like this:

Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib _
     "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" _
     (ByVal hWnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation _
     As String, ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal _
     lpParameters As String, ByVal lpDirectory _
     As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long

Then in your code, insert something like:
ShellExecute 0&, vbNullString, "mailto:your@email.com", vbNullString, vbNullString, SW_SHOWNORMAL

I hope this is what you wanted
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by:robbperk
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Received error on SW-SHOWNORMAL
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aspirine earned 50 total points
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oops, sorry, forgot about that constant, add this to your code:

Private Const SW_SHOWNORMAL = 1
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