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Need to create a desktop link to WAB.exe - Find People Applet

Posted on 2004-09-20
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I'm looking to create a desktop icon that will launch wab.exe then click the Find People Applet.


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Ellis
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Ellis,

to launch the address book from code, you can use something like

        Dim ProcID As Integer
        ' Start the WAB application, and store the process id.
        ProcID = Shell("C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\WAB.EXE", AppWinStyle.NormalFocus)
        AppActivate(ProcID)
        System.Windows.Forms.SendKeys.SendWait("^F")

HTH, Jan
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by:luboff
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Jan,
     Your script crashed when I tried to run it, Line 1, Char 12 "As".... I copied the script above and pasted in notepad, changed to VBS.  I have absolutely no idea how to write VB so let me know if I did something to make it crash.  The desired result would be just seeing the "Find People" window... Another way to get to it is Start, Search, For People but I have no idea how to find or call that window.

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luboff,

The code posted is VB.NET. Since you posted this in the .NET / VB.NET area, I assumed that you would use VB.NET. Btw - the sample works on my system.

I'll check how to do this in VBScript.

Jan


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luboff,

here's a VBScript snippet which should do what you need.

   Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
   Set oExec = WshShell.Exec("C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\WAB.EXE")
   WScript.Sleep 100
   WshShell.AppActivate "Address Book - Main Identity"
   WshShell.SendKeys "^F"

Paste into a text file and set the file extension to .VBS
Double-click the file to run it.

HTH, Jan
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