VB.Net 2008 Process Class "valid expression continuation expected" Error

I need help resolving a VB.Net 2008 "valid expression continuation expected" error.

I am trying to use the Process class to execute the following code:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Visual CUT 11\Visual CUT.exe" -e "C:\test\Ingredients_Freezer2.rpt" "Export_Format:Adobe Acrobat (pdf)" "Export_File:C:\test\Ingredients_Freezer2.pdf"

The following code executes without an error:
'Dim VC_1 As Process = System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("C:\Program Files (x86)\Visual CUT 11\Visual CUT.exe")

However, the following code does not run and returns an error:
        Dim VC_1 As Process = System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("C:\Program Files (x86)\Visual CUT 11\Visual CUT.exe" -e "C:\test\Ingredients_Freezer2.rpt" "Export_Format:Adobe Acrobat (pdf)" "Export_File:C:\test\Ingredients_Freezer2.pdf")

Comma, ')', or a valid expression continuation expected.

I am using the following information as an example of how to call Visual CUT from a Visual Basic application. The sample code is from p. 80 of Visual Cut manual for Version 6.8002, March 2015.

Here's a code example of calling Visual CUT from a Visual Basic application and specifying a parameter value. Note that double quotes are "escaped" by using "" instead of ".

Dim ls_temp As String ls_temp = "c:\Program Files\Visual CUT 9\Visual CUT.exe " & _
"-e ""c:\temp\Sales.rpt"" ""Parm1:2005"""

RetVal = Shell(ls_temp)
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Double quotes are used as an escape character in VB.NET, this means you have to double up on them when you want them used as a part of the string that is output.

System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("C:\Program Files (x86)\Visual CUT 11\Visual CUT.exe -e ""C:\test\Ingredients_Freezer2.rpt"" ""Export_Format:Adobe Acrobat (pdf)"" ""Export_File:C:\test\Ingredients_Freezer2.pdf""")

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If that doesn't work then you will probably also want to use the Process.Start overload that takes the command as one parameter and the arguments as another:
System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("C:\Program Files (x86)\Visual CUT 11\Visual CUT.exe", "-e ""C:\test\Ingredients_Freezer2.rpt"" ""Export_Format:Adobe Acrobat (pdf)"" ""Export_File:C:\test\Ingredients_Freezer2.pdf""")

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Mark01Author Commented:
it_saige, I tried both of your solutions but I get several errors. The first error that both of them generate is “character constant must contain exactly one character.” The attached screen shots show the other errors.
Could you post your exact code?  When I use the code I posted, I get the command and arguments identified property.

Try implementing a test project with just the following.
Module Module1
	Sub Main()
		Dim psi As ProcessStartInfo = New ProcessStartInfo("C:\Program Files (x86)\Visual CUT 11\Visual CUT.exe", "-e ""C:\test\Ingredients_Freezer2.rpt"" ""Export_Format:Adobe Acrobat (pdf)"" ""Export_File:C:\test\Ingredients_Freezer2.pdf""")
		Using [process] As Process = New Process()
			[process].StartInfo = psi
		End Using
	End Sub
End Module

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I am able to verify the correct parameter placement -Capture.JPG-saige-

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Mark01Author Commented:
Your code worked! Thank you, it_saige.
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