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Calling Windows application from .vb scripts

Posted on 2014-03-13
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Hi I am creating windows application which is doing some synchronization,But I want to run this automatically everyday at 12AM,I have already some .vb scripts which automatically take database backup,Can I call windows application also using that vb scripts.Please help me asap.
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Question by:Sudhanshum
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by:gfk76
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Dim MyShell
Dim shell_cmd

shell_cmd = "c:\folder\Application.exe"
set MyShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
MyShell.Run shell_cmd, 1, 1
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by:Sudhanshum
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Hi Thanks for reply But I have few question.

a)I got shell_cmd = "c:\folder\Application.exe"
here we are giving our exe path.

b)set MyShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
I am not sure what WScript.Shell mean

c)MyShell.Run shell_cmd, 1, 1
What shell_cmd mean here
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by:Sudhanshum
ID: 39938828
Please help me asap.
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Bill Prew earned 500 total points
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To try and help answer your questions,

(a) notice that you are creating a variable named shell_cmd with the path to the EXE you want to run.  This variable is then reference in (c) to actually execute it.

(b) This creates (or 'instantiates') the Windows Shell object so that you can use it's methods.  One of those methods is Run, which you need to execrte an external EXE program from VBS.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/d5fk67ky%28v=vs.84%29.aspx

(c) This line uses the Run method of the shell, passing it the variable shell_cmd that you defined in (a) with the name of the EXE you want to execute.

~bp
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