Launch files and programs from your code using Delphi. ShellExecute(Handle, ‘open’,”,nil,nil, SW_SHOWNORMAL);. If that option is disabled (the default setting), ShellExecute uses an open Explorer window rather than launch a new one. If no Explorer window. The open verb is a good example, as it is commonly supported. When you use ShellExecute or ShellExecuteEx to open file.

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If the checkbox is checked, the demo will wait for the completion of the external program.

This error will also be returned if you attempt to print a file that is not printable. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. People have been asking me over and over: If lpFile specifies a document file, the flag shelexecute simply passed to the associated application.

In this blog I will describe how to read and write data from and to an Excel file. If the window is minimized or maximized, Windows restores it to its original size and position. There is no application associated with the given file name extension. If the checkbox is not checked, all the controls remain accessible, wether the external application is running or not.


Shellexwcute error checking code has been omitted for clarity.

ShellExecute Handle, ‘open’, PChar ‘command. The active window remains active.

Launching Applications (ShellExecute, ShellExecuteEx, SHELLEXECUTEINFO)

These values are defined in Winuser. Note the added extra touch: GetDisplayNameOf is used to retrieve the file’s parsing name instead of its display name. Can I print documents from within my program, shellxeecute explicitly starting the application that created the document, such as: If this value is NULLthe current working directory is used. EXE or error in.

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The format of this string ppen determined by the verb that is to be invoked. If the window is minimized or maximized, Windows restores it to its original size and position. Commonly available verbs include: What code will I need to achieve this? If neither verb is available, the system uses the first verb listed in the registry. Well in case you need to select some particular file in explorer I have the following function which I use.


ShellExecute in Delphi

An application should specify this flag when displaying the window for the first time. By using ShellExecute we can also do following operations To obtain information about the application that is launched as a result of calling ShellExecuteuse ShellExecuteEx.

Generally, the actions available from an object’s shortcut menu are available verbs. If lpFile is not a document file, the function will fail. If they select that item, the Shell launches its Search utility.

In order to use the function, you first need to add the ShellApi to your uses clause, like: ZIPthe fully commented source code files for shellexrcute project. There is a button on the form.

If the return value of ShellExecute is greater than 32, the application was executed successfully. ShellExecute Sends Email using default mail client software installed on user’s system.

The active window remains o;en. Post as a guest Name.