vba DOS syntax image convert

Posted on 2014-09-12
Last Modified: 2014-09-12
When in DOS I can:
cd C:\Program Files (x86)\TotalImageConverter\

Then I type:
ImageConverter.exe Temp2\myfile.jpeg C:\Temp2\myfile.png and my file is converted to a png using the ImageConverter software

I tried Access: Shell (cmd.exe & "C:\Program Files (x86)\TotalImageConverter\ImageConverter.exe C:\Temp2\myfile.jpeg C:\Temp2\myfile.png")
I get error 424 "Object Required"

Does anyone know how to make this work?
Question by:HKFuey
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Rgonzo1971 earned 500 total points
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pls try

RetVal = Shell("C:\Program Files (x86)\TotalImageConverter\ImageConverter.exe C:\Temp2\myfile.jpeg C:\Temp2\myfile.png")


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Hi Rgonzo, I still get the error with that syntax.
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pls try to lauch the programm only

RetVal = Shell("C:\Program Files (x86)\TotalImageConverter\ImageConverter.exe")

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RetVal = Shell("C:\Program Files (x86)\TotalImageConverter\ImageConverter.exe C:\Temp2\myfile.jpeg C:\Temp2\myfile.png")

Author Closing Comment

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Thanks very much.

The finished code uses a parameter '-fo' to overwrite the converted file if existing: -
Dim Retval As Variant
Dim strPath As String
'Convert jpeg to bmp
strPath = "C:\Program Files (x86)\TotalImageConverter\ImageConverter.exe" & " C:\Temp2\" & Dnote & ".jpeg" & " C:\Temp2\" & Dnote & ".png" & " -fo"
Retval = Shell(strPath)

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