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sc query > [filename] not working as a shell command in VB .NET... help?

Posted on 2008-06-17
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The command I am trying to run in VB .net is as follows:

Shell("sc query > " & Chr(34) & "C:\Dir Name\ServicesRunning.txt" & Chr(34))

The Directory name has spaces and needs to keep them. I have output that code to a label and it reads exactly as it should:

sc query > "C:\Dir Name\ServicesRunning.txt"

Why Isn't it working? I really don't want to resort to my stop gap solution of running an external batch file to execute the command.
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The redirection feature is really part of the command shell... so you need to alter your statement to look like  this:

Shell("cmd /c sc query > " & Chr(34) & "C:\Dir Name\ServicesRunning.txt" & Chr(34))
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Thank you so much! Solved it straight away.
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While your here, is there any way in VB.net or shell to take a jpg screen shot?
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