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Launch an App via filename?? Please Help...

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Michael Kintner, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. Michael Kintner

    Michael Kintner
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    I want to lauch an application using only the filename. For example I call
    "showdoc.pdf" and it automatically open the Adobe PDF Reader if installed
    and displays the showdoc.pdf file.

    If I use the shell command it needs to full path name of the EXE which I do
    not know that.

    Can anybody please help. Thank you in advance.
     
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  3. Douglas J Steele

    Douglas J Steele
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    You can use the FollowHyperlink method of the Application Object:

    Application.FollowHyperlink "C:\Documents\showdoc.pdf"

    or you can use the ShellExecute API illustrated in
    http://www.mvps.org/access/api/api0018.htm at "The Access Web"

    --
    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no e-mails, please!)


    "Michael Kintner" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:11m45h5j06s1u48@corp.supernews.com...
    > I want to lauch an application using only the filename. For example I

    call
    > "showdoc.pdf" and it automatically open the Adobe PDF Reader if installed
    > and displays the showdoc.pdf file.
    >
    > If I use the shell command it needs to full path name of the EXE which I

    do
    > not know that.
    >
    > Can anybody please help. Thank you in advance.
    >
    >
     
  4. Michael Kintner

    Michael Kintner
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    Thank you Doug the Hyperlink worked great!!!!

    Have a great day!!!

    "Douglas J Steele" <NOSPAM_djsteele@NOSPAM_canada.com> wrote in message
    news:Ok4UAr72FHA.2200@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > You can use the FollowHyperlink method of the Application Object:
    >
    > Application.FollowHyperlink "C:\Documents\showdoc.pdf"
    >
    > or you can use the ShellExecute API illustrated in
    > http://www.mvps.org/access/api/api0018.htm at "The Access Web"
    >
    > --
    > Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    > http://I.Am/DougSteele
    > (no e-mails, please!)
    >
    >
    > "Michael Kintner" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
    > news:11m45h5j06s1u48@corp.supernews.com...
    >> I want to lauch an application using only the filename. For example I

    > call
    >> "showdoc.pdf" and it automatically open the Adobe PDF Reader if installed
    >> and displays the showdoc.pdf file.
    >>
    >> If I use the shell command it needs to full path name of the EXE which I

    > do
    >> not know that.
    >>
    >> Can anybody please help. Thank you in advance.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
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