Shell Command in vb.net

Posted on 2006-10-29
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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 "
But .net code does nt work..What seems to be the problem lately. Experts, pls advice.
Question by:niger007
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Éric Moreau earned 2000 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 "

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Expert Comment

by:Éric Moreau
ID: 17831616

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

Author Comment

ID: 17831659
David Bro,

Awesome.... it is working now..


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