Function Reference


Retrieves the name of the executable file associated with the specified file name

#include <WinAPIShellEx.au3>
_WinAPI_FindExecutable ( $sFileName [, $sDirectory = ""] )


$sFileName Fully qualified path to existing file
$sDirectory [optional] Default directory

Return Value

Success: The Full path to the executable file started when an "open" by association is run on the file specified
Failure: Empty string if no association was found, @extended contains an error code as $SE_ERR_*


$SE_ERR_* constants require #include <APIShellExConstants.au3>

See Also

Search FindExecutable in MSDN Library.


#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPIShellEx.au3>

; Find the executable that is associated with the AutoIt script.
MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Find Executable", "File: " & @ScriptFullPath & @CRLF & "Executable: " & _WinAPI_FindExecutable(@ScriptName))