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Opening Outside program

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How can i get VB to call an outside program, just to simply activate a file at C:\Program Files\.....

thanks again guys

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Hi pastiesrus,

You could use the Shell function.

Regards,

Patrick

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Like Patrick says just use shell

Shell "<exe to call with full path>"


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why do i get the error ecpected =, from the code

shell ("C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic",vbNormalFocus)
Mike TomlinsonHigh School Computer Science, Computer Applications, Digital Design, and Mathematics Teacher
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Take out the parenthesis...

    Shell "C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic", vbNormalFocus
sorry

dim n as long

n = Shell ("C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic.exe",vbNormalFocus)


also have a look at this in case you want to wait for this application to finish before continuing on with your vb code

http://www.vb-helper.com/howto_shell_wait.html
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