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Executing External Appz In Delphi


Submitted on: 11/25/2002 12:30:29 PM
By: Jason Myerscough  
Level: Beginner
User Rating: By 6 Users
Compatibility:Delphi 7, Delphi 6, Delphi 5, Delphi 4

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     This article show how to run start appz from your delphi program

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I saw no point in uploading a one liner so here is how you open other programs from your delphi program. In the uses make sure you add ShellAPI. The folllowing lines opens up notepad
ShellExecute(Handle, 'Open', 'notepad', nil, nil, SW_SHOW);

To open the broswer and to go to a specific page use the following line.
ShellExecute(Handle, 'Open', 'www.somesite.com', nil, nil, SW_SHOW);
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1/1/2003 1:36:30 PM:
i wold say somthing like this ---- ShellExecute(0,'open',PCha r(prog),pchar(params),'',SW_SHOWNORMAL); ---- were prog is you typ in the dir and file name, and then params is if you what to open it with special params like ShellExecute(0,'open',PChar('c:\ SIERRA\Half-Life\hl.exe'),pchar('-consol e'),'',SW_SHOWNORMAL);
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6/3/2003 12:07:09 PM:
Thic part of code doesn't work if you are in a DLL. So if you know what i must do to make it work, mail me.
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9/15/2003 4:50:05 PM:
Why not CreateProcess
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10/13/2003 4:59:12 PM:
The first comment is most informative.
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