Launching another non-win application (fork)

Posted on 2006-06-05
Last Modified: 2010-04-23
Hello, i'd like to start another non-windows application within my code when we click on a certain button (let's say btn1)

any idea ?
Question by:TheSonics
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    Expert Comment

    what do you mean non-windows?  It has to be Windows app to run in Windows

    Author Comment

    It is running on windows, but not developped by microsoft (not calc, cmd,...)
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    Accepted Solution

    It doesn't matter who developed it.  as long as it is an executable running in windows this will start it


    Just change the path in the quotes but leave the @ which is needed so that the backslashes are read literally rather than special character

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