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.NET Compact Framework replacement for VB's shell

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Hi Experts,

I have a .NET application that runs on PocketPC and CE.NET devices. I am checking to see whether the device was hard reset (system time < last time program ran) and if this is the case i want to execute the control panel to change the system date and time using " ctlpnl.exe \windows\cplmain.cpl,13 ". The problem is that I cannot find the API call that replaces VB's Shell() in .NET or at least another method of executing an outside application on the Compact Framework.

Cheers,

Owen W.
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by:flavo
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did you try microsoft.VisualBasic.Shell ??

Dave
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by:owigg
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Thanks Dave, yeah I did, Its not supported in the Compact Framework.
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if you want to open a file in the default app maybe try

System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(FilePath)
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by:owigg
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System.Diagnostics.Process isnt part of the Compact Framework either but thankfully the OpenNETCF Smart Device Framework has implemented the missing class. Thanks Dave.
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