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Field taking fouus

I am a vb6 developer.  I have problem setting focus on a field if I run the program using the shell statement.  If I run the application not using the shell statement things works fine.
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BHoward
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BHoward
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avi247Commented:
Could you elaborate with an example\code.
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arif_eqbalCommented:
Use AppActivate after Shell and try
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anvCommented:
hi BHoward

Please elaborate ur question and can u provide us the code ..??
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BrianGEFF719Commented:
try using CreateProcess() API.

-Brian
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BHowardAuthor Commented:
Hi Guys,

I'm trying to help a friend who is new to vb6.  what he is trying to do from a menu item on his primary form, fire up a stand application called phonebook.  as long as he does it using this method

On Error Resume Next
    Response = Shell("Phonebook.exe", 1)  ' Run phonebook.
    AppActivate Response                         ' Activate phonebook
On Error GoTo 0

he is trying to setfocus on a combobox. nothing happens.  in the development mode of phonebook you can run it in the development and everthing works great.  You can execute the compiled phone and its works ok.   it doesn't work using the above code.  


how do you use the CreateProcess() API?

Thanks,
Bill

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BHowardAuthor Commented:
Hi Guys,

I solved it myself.  
changing the statement from
   Response = Shell("Phonebook.exe", 1)  ' Run phonebook.
to
  Response = Shell("Phonebook.exe", vbNormalFocus)  ' Run phonebook.

fixes the problem

Bill


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