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how do i open a folder "c:\photo" by clicking a button in vb.net 2005?

* without prompt any dialog.. juz directly open the specific folder will do
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by:Rimvis
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Shell("explorer C:\photo", AppWinStyle.NormalFocus)

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by:lucky_james
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use shellexecute command.

check out:
http://www.vbaccelerator.com/codelib/shell/shellex.htm
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by:lucky_james
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ShellEx "C:\My Documents\Music", , , , "Open", Me.hWnd
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by:Pratima Pharande
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by:jpaulino
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In vb.net 2005 you should use process to do that

Process.Start("explorer","c:\photo")
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by:kengkit
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to Rimvis

how do i handle a situation if  the folder is no longer exited?

and the following coding seem not working.. how to solve it?

Dim path as string = "c:\photo\" & member.Text

Shell("explorer" & path, AppWinStyle.NormalFocus)
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To you want to create a folder if it doesn't exists? In this case:

        Dim sRootFolder As String = "C:\photo"

        If Not Directory.Exists(sRootFolder) Then
            Directory.CreateDirectory(sRootFolder)
        End If

        Shell("explorer " & sRootFolder , AppWinStyle.NormalFocus)

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