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Scripting for File Dialog/Selection

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Guess this might be the right forum (if not, sorry)...

Have been reading the help files for 
FileOpenDialog
FileOpen
FileRead
FileSelectFolder
 
And using the helpfile examples I can follow what they are doing BUT they stop short of going to the next step.  
 
My question is (so newbie) how do I get any selected file to open just like I would in Explorer?
If my code (it works) brings up a dialog box, I select a folder, then a file - how do I get it to open?
For instance if doing the above I selected C:DocumentABCmyFile.doc - what should I be doing to have it open as it would if I had just opened Explorer, did all the folder/file clicking and getting to myFile.doc ?  Can't hard code it into any program, as choice of files would be a variable.
Part of the problem with the help file, is I don't always know what I should BE looking for, so any direction would be helpful as I learn this stuff.
 
Thanks

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Stoex,

ShellExecute. :)

And now back to the Champions League Final. ;)

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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Thanks - that gets me going in the right direction.

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M23,

Related questions...

What would be the purpose of FileSelectFolder, if you can use FileOpenDialog?

 
Using FileOpenDialog, you can change folders and then get to files.  Is FileSelectFolder sort of useless in that regard?
 
What am I missing?

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Stoex,

 

What would be the purpose of FileSelectFolder, if you can use FileOpenDialog?

How about, as the name suggests, choosing a folder rather then a file - you often need to define a path rather then a specific file. ;)

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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