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CreateProcess or Shell in VB.NET

Posted on 2006-07-14
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Ok this is what im wanting to do. I want to create a program that will, upon hitting connect will load up call of duty 2 and connect you to the server of the ip you typed in, in the program. I did this along time ago for Call of duty the origional in c++, but i reformatted my computer and now remaking it and this time decided to do it in vb since i bought the compiler, might as well use it.  So my question is, should i use CreateProcess or Shell?? i have to send input into call of duty which will include "connect" "IP" without "" of course. Any ideas which would be better?
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Most likely...Neither.

Are you not just passing command line parameters to Call of Duty?...

Use the Process() class:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/cpref/html/frlrfSystemDiagnosticsProcessClassTopic.asp

One way:

    Dim pInfo As New ProcessStartInfo
    Dim p As Process

    pInfo.FileName = "C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 2\CoD2SP_s.exe"  ' whatever the filename is
    pInfo.Arguments = "connect 1.2.3.4" ' whatever the arguments are...

    'Start the process.
    p = Process.Start(pInfo)
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