Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

wordpad bug relating to blank space in file name of document

Posted on 2009-05-08
1
Medium Priority
?
295 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-27
I am usinf vs2008 c# to open a file with wordpad.      I am using the code
System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(startInfo) to start wordpad.     The file I am interested in can contain a space.    Wordpad works fine with a file containing no spaces in the filename.
I tried adding %1% at the end of the wordpad name, but that did not work.    My code is below.
Again, this works fine for a file such as  "C:\\data1b.dat";  

Thanks mnarcowich2007                    
System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo startInfo = new System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo();
            startInfo.FileName = "wordpad.exe";
            startInfo.Arguments = "C:\\Program Files\\GuiDM\\Examples\\data1b.dat";                        
            System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(startInfo);

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:mnarcowich2007
[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
1 Comment
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
Abbotshea earned 2000 total points
ID: 24342016

make sure that the full name of the file is surrounded by another set of quotes.  Try:

startInfo.Arguments = "\"C:\\Program Files\\GuiDM\\Examples\\data1b.dat\"";
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say 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

Whether you've completed a degree in computer sciences or you're a self-taught programmer, writing your first lines of code in the real world is always a challenge. Here are some of the most common pitfalls for new programmers.
Having trouble getting your hands on Dynamics 365 Field Service or Project Service trial? Worry No More!!!
The viewer will learn how to simulate a series of sales calls dependent on a single skill level and learn how to simulate a series of sales calls dependent on two skill levels. Simulating Independent Sales Calls: Enter .75 into cell C2 – “skill leve…
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…

610 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