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I had a program which will convert the content of text file into a desired format and inorder to run this pro we need to pass in input filename paramter and keyword /p and will generate a txt in the working ditector. I have excecuted the below syntax in command prompt and the conversion works fine.

CD C:\Program Files

CD My Converter

C:\ProgramFiles\MyConverter>Converter /p c:\test2.txt

Conversion sucessful

VB.net code


        Dim stemp As String
        stemp = "cmd /c c:\Program Files\MyConverter\Converter.exe /p " + "c:\test2.txt "
        Shell(stemp)
 
But .net code does nt work..What seems to be the problem lately. Experts, pls advice.
       
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Éric Moreau earned 500 total points
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Hi niger007,

it might be the space in the path.

try this:
stemp = "cmd /c " + chr(34) + "c:\Program Files\MyConverter\Converter.exe" + chr(34) + " /p " + "c:\test2.txt "


Cheers!
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by:Éric Moreau
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niger007,

You might also want to check the Process.Start method that is more .Net-ish!
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David Bro,

Awesome.... it is working now..

Niger.
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