08-08-2004, 11:48 AM
I want my program so when i push a button i runs lets say C:\test.exe.
So when i push the button the application goes like normal. I DO NOT want to run using my application i just want it to run.
08-08-2004, 12:03 PM
Use Shell function for executing another programs.
What do you mean with "I DO NOT want to run using my application i just want it to run"??
08-08-2004, 01:44 PM
I think he means it should run standalone... The Shell function will do that just like charlie said - as long as you send the second parameter with vbNormalFocus. (Or you could go fancy and use ShellExecute)
08-09-2004, 05:10 PM
I used that shell execute thing and it didn't work. I know i wrote the correc location of the file, but it still doesn't work...any ideas :/
08-09-2004, 08:51 PM
Define doesn't work. Also, can you show us what code you have? Again, Shell will work fine, ShellExecute is just to be fancy.
08-09-2004, 09:53 PM
lol...Mike you love that ShellExecute, everytime I say Shell you come back with ShellExecute!
Well, this time, it's my turn
Private Sub Command1_Click()
Shell "C:\Program.exe", vbNormalFocus
This will open the form, and bring it to the frnt.
KISS = Keep It Short and Simple
For some people Mike, you have to kiss
08-09-2004, 09:57 PM
The fancy of the ShellExecute is no need to give the associate application name to run/open a program/File, it will take the default application to run the program/File. ShellExecute is more KISS
08-09-2004, 10:14 PM
If its an .exe, then you only need the path to it, nothing else, it will run with just that....for a file, if you want to open it in its proper viewer, or specify one, then ShellExecute would be better. However in this case, its an .exe, so Shell works for him.