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Activate another application

Posted on 2004-10-04
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From a C# Windows Application, how do I activate another application?  Outlook, for example?  Would I use:

System.Diagnostics.Process process = new System.Diagnostics.Process();
process.StartInfo.FileName = "C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office\\OUTLOOK.EXE";
process.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = false;
process.Start();

Or is there an easier way?
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Hey,

After a long research, this is the best way to do it, because you can monitor the process and have better control over it.

Best Regards,

David
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Note that you should release the handles associated with the Process object when you're done with it (it implements IDisposable to do that).
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