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Christian Vignole With Ebook Compiler 4.01 I can RUN() an Ebook from an other one. This is exactly what I was looking for.
How can I close the first Ebook ?
EXIT close Ebook but cause an "violation d'accès" under Windows NT and Windows 98
Thank you for your help.

Posted on: 5:14 pm on February 11, 2001
EBookCompiler Hello Christian, welcome to the forum

I'm not sure what the problem is without a little more info.

Would you mind either posting a little more detailed description of what you're doing (for example the same script).  If you prefer to keep the script confidential you can e-mail me at webmaster@ebookcompiler.com

Posted on: 12:40 am on February 12, 2001
Christian Vignole More details
For exemple from Ebook1 :

<P><A HREF="##RUN('ebook2.exe')##EXIT"><FONT FACE="Arial" SIZE=2>RUNEBOOK</FONT></A></P>

Cause an "Share Violation error" (Dr Watson Windows NT).
But the first Ebook is closed after the Windows advice.
Idem with Active Link internal and External.

Thank you for your anwser.

Posted on: 6:02 am on February 12, 2001
EBookCompiler Ok this is going to be complicated to explain, but I'll do my best

The reason is, what you're trying to do causes the share violation error:

1. Start E-Book #1
2. E-Book #1 unpacks itself
3. From E-Book #1, it starts E-Book#2 which is a file that is part of EBook #1
4. Exit E-Book #1, which tells E-Book #1 to clear itself up, including deleting the EXE file for E-Book #2
5. The delete will fail, sharing violation, because Windows doesn't allow a running file to be deleted.  All other E-Book #1 files will be deleted.

Sharing violation is a non-fatal windows error, which happens quite a lot.  Unfortunately Dr Watson treats it more serious than it is.  If you turn off Dr Watson, you could ignore it safely.

My suggestions

1. Ignore the Dr Watson message


2. In E-Book #1 copy E-Book #2, and run the copy.  This would work, with no Dr Watson errors, but means you'd have a temp file left lying around after E-Book #2 exits.

Here's how
<A HREF="##FILECOPY('myvar','{ebook}\ebook2.exe','{tmp}\ebook2.exe')##RUN('{tmp}\ebook2.exe')##EXIT()">Click here</A>


3.  Instead of putting E-Book #2 inside Book#1.  You could put both E-Books in the same directory, and use something like

<A HREF="##RUN('{app}\ebook2.exe')##EXIT()">Click here</A>

How do you get them in the same directory?
- For a CD-ROM just make the CD like that
- or for a download you'd need to build an installer.  For a free install builder, tryhttp://www.jrsoftware.org/

Posted on: 11:35 pm on February 12, 2001

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