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Question about ##OPEN statement

editor I have a shortcut in my computer's program menu that looks something like this:

"C:\Program Files\Archive\MyProgram.exe" "MyFile.nnn"

The command line is required because the ".nnn" extension is not associated with MyProgram.exe. This shortcut opens both the program AND the desired file within it.

I'm wondering if it's possible to incorporate a similar command line into a function like the following so that it, too, will open a non-associated file. If so, how?



(Edited by editor at 1:59 pm on Feb. 9, 2007)

(Edited by editor at 2:00 pm on Feb. 9, 2007)

Posted on: 5:31 am on February 9, 2007
EBookCompiler ##OPEN does the Windows Shell Open function

This is really intended to be the equivalent of double clicking on a file in Explorer (so it works on non-executable files too, e.g.  ##OPEN() on a .TXT will open it in Notepad).

I don't think it will work with parameters, etc. but you can try it.  You can also try ##RUN() which is WinExec/CreateProcess which does allow command line parameters but (AFAIK) must contain path to an EXE program

Posted on: 4:40 pm on February 14, 2007
editor Thanks for the advice, Sunil. I was indeed able to incorporate command line parameters with ##RUN. This configuration worked:

<a href="##RUN('{app}\subfolder\MyProgram.exe {app}\subfolder\MyFile.nnn')">Open File</a>

I needed to include the path to both the EXE program AND the file to open. The above with ##OPEN did not work, as you suspected.

Thanks again for your help!

Posted on: 6:32 am on February 16, 2007


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