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Force application to run again

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Hi Everyone,

Pretty new at this but slowly getting there.

Still in testing and stuck on one piece.

I need to somehow detect when a user has started my exe from START MENU - PROGRAM FILES.

In the Start Menu - Program Files is a shortcut to my exe that lives in the C:\Prog Files

My program has rules when it can and cannot run, and that logic is based around a file that contains a subnet address and a DR situation.

BUT - I need to force the application to run if the user has manually launched from the Start menu/Program Files list.

Any Ideas - stuck.

Cheers for any help.

NZ - over and out

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Deny any other way so they have no choice would the the simplest approach.

Once a program is running there is no simple way to tell how it was executed. The shortcut calls the exe which invokes the program, all windows knows is the program has been started.


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The only thing I can think of is attaching a command line parameter to the Start Menu shortcut. As long as the user does not remove the parameter from the shortcut, it will always be there when the application is started from that specific shortcut, and you can check for it in the script.

Thanks Thanubis.

Your idea works and I am going with that.

Cheers for the info.

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