Solved

Shell Command in vb.net

Posted on 2006-10-29
3
13,014 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05


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.
       
0
Comment
Question by:niger007
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
Éric Moreau earned 500 total points
ID: 17831613
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!
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Éric Moreau
ID: 17831616
niger007,

You might also want to check the Process.Start method that is more .Net-ish!
0
 

Author Comment

by:niger007
ID: 17831659
David Bro,

Awesome.... it is working now..

Niger.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Summary Displaying images in RichTextBox is a common requirement with limited solutions available. Pasting through clipboard or embedding into RTF content only support static images.  This article describes how to insert Windows control objects int…
It seems a simple enough task, yet I see repeated questions asking how to do it: how to pass data between two forms. In this article, I will show you the different mechanisms available for you to do just that. This article is directed towards the .N…
Are you ready to implement Active Directory best practices without reading 300+ pages? You're in luck. In this webinar hosted by Skyport Systems, you gain insight into Microsoft's latest comprehensive guide, with tips on the best and easiest way…

738 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question