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Open files with double click c#

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Have created a grid of rows of various files names all with different extensions eg/ jpg doc xls

I want to emulate what happens in windows exploers when a user double clicks on the file it opens the file (the row does have the full payh of the file) in the application that windows stores that relates to that extension

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Rgds
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Calling System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(NameOfFile); will "run" the file using the default program. For example, calling this method on a directory (i.e. System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("C:\\");) will bring up that directory in Windows Explorer. The same goes for pictures and such--the file will just run in the default "associated" application.
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Thanks - the solution worked perfectly in a quick code sample on hard coded data

But I need to have the functunality as a hyperlink on a cell in a  grid - any ideas on how to implement that useage

Rgds
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You can use the grid's event handler OnClick() and detect which item was clicked and respond approprietly.
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