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How to Set Command line arguments for a VB application

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Hi
      I developed a Vb aplication that can open particular files ( say with extension  xyz ) . User can open such files from Application GUI. But i would like to enable the application when such files are double clicked. Also  How can i enable command line argument property for my application. That is if my application name is  MyApp.exe , i need to use the following  command line to start application for the file Test.xyz


MyApp "c:\Sample\Test.xyz"

so that my application starts with the file Test.xyz opened in it as if i tried to open it from Application GUI.

Thanks in Advance
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Question by:riyasjef
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Ryan Chong earned 2000 total points
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Try use the Command function.

In your form_load event, try add like:

Private Sub Form_Load()
    Dim strCmd As String
    strCmd = Command
    If strCmd <> "" Then
        msgbox strCmd
        'c:\Sample\Test.xyz
        'Do your process here..
    End If
End Sub
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by:Ryan Chong
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and you shoud write the code above in your Startup Object (usually it's a Form Object, or write it to Sub Main() if your app start with Main() Sub)
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by:Erick37
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To create a file association with your application, you must make a registry entry.  Here is a code example of how to do this:

Creating a Visual Basic File Association
http://vbnet.mvps.org/index.html?code/reg/association.htm

Also, to process command line args, use the Command function example on this page from MSDN:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/vbenlr98/html/vafctCommand.asp
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