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I have a Visual Studio 2010 program that has an embedded .bat, .xml and .exe used to setup a wireless network. If I place the .bat, .exe and .xml in the running directory of the complied program, and use System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("xxx.bat"), the bat correctly calls the exe and xml files and configures the wireless network. Now no matter what I do I can not get it to call the embedded bat file.

Any help would be greatly appreciated
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The embedded file is only visible to your program not Windows. You need to write this file to disk somewhere and then execute it.
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oh.... how could I do that?
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You can read the embeded file as stream and then write that stream to disk

Use the following function



Public Function ExtractResourceToDisk(ByVal ResourceName As String, ByVal FileToExtractTo As String) As Boolean

    Dim s As System.IO.Stream = System.Reflection.Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly.GetManifestResourceStream(ResourceName)
    Dim ResourceFile As New System.IO.FileStream(FileToExtractTo, IO.FileMode.Create)

    Dim b(s.Length) As Byte

    s.Read(b, 0, s.Length)
    ResourceFile.Write(b, 0, b.Length - 1)
    ResourceFile.Flush()
    ResourceFile.Close()

    ResourceFile = Nothing
End Function

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