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ok i'm trying to make a GUI with a button that opens a help file. i know that u guys are gonna say to look in the help file but i looked and i only found stuff that opens a message box and stuff. all i need to know is the code that will allow me to do that or even a hint on where i can find it. thanx


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o i didnt know that the run() command could open stuff like that i thought it only opened .exe stuff


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o i didnt know that the run() command could open stuff like that i thought it only opened .exe stuff

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

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$Hlp = @ScriptDir & "\my_file.chm"
Run ("hh.exe " & $Hlp)
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or an alternative so you can run any file

$Hlp = @ScriptDir & "\my_file.chm"
Run(@comspec & " /c start " & $hlp, @scriptdir, @SW_HIDE)

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

hmm ok thats a little too complicated for my simple mind i think ill just have an online help file and have the button open the browser to that page. whats a good free host?? smoke_n why does my avitar make u want a banana split???

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hmm ok thats a little too complicated for my simple mind i think ill just have an online help file and have the button open the browser to that page. whats a good free host?? smoke_n why does my avitar make u want a banana split???

Fry http://www.freewebs.com or http://t35.com

I prefer freewebs.

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does free webs allow hotlinking and downloads??


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What about this?

GUISetHelp

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Sets an executable file that will be run when F1 is pressed.

GUISetHelp ( helpfile [, winhandle])

Parameters

helpfile - file that will be run if F1 is pressed when the GUI is active.

winhandle - [optional] Windows handle as returned by GUICreate (default is the previously used window).

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