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parsing the command line arguments

Posted on 2004-11-01
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Last Modified: 2010-05-02
How do you read values passed as a command line argument in vb6 applications. the application would be called like shown below. I would like to get the three arguments that are passed with the exe. How do i do that vb 6. thanks in advance.

C:\parser.exe JU1991020005 940604707218.txt  940604707218.idx
Question by:sony1464
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by:[ fanpages ]
ID: 12467812

Query the Command$ variable in your VB code.

In the above example, it will contain "JU1991020005 940604707218.txt  940604707218.idx".



Expert Comment

ID: 12467838
I think you can get by using the command function.

sub frmmain_load()
   frmmain.text1 = command
end sub
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hes earned 200 total points
ID: 12467903
Sub Form_load()
  Dim CommandArgs
  CommandArgs = Split(Command(), " ")
  'CommandArgs(0) will contain your first argument
  'CommandArgs(1) will contain your second argument
End Sub

Author Comment

ID: 12468405

i tried hes's example and it worked great .... now how do i get the filename without the extension from the second argument and save it in the application diresctory as filaname.doc...i really appreciate such a quick reponse....

for the above example i want a file called 940604707218.doc to be created in the application directory.

Assisted Solution

ampapa earned 200 total points
ID: 12468619
Assuming your still using the above, untested.

Sub Form_load()
  Dim CommandArgs
  Dim cmdFilename as string

  CommandArgs = Split(Command(), " ")
  CommandArgs(0) will contain your first argument
  CommandArgs(1) will contain your second argument
   cmdfilename =  left(CommandArgs(1), len(CommandArgs(1))-3)

   Open app.path & "\" & cmdfilename & "doc" For output As #1
         Print #1, "File created."
   Close #1

End Sub

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