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How can I start WORD from file.doc or EXCEL from file.xls

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Hi y'all,

this is my first question in this forum, so bare with me:

I want to fire up the related application when I pick a file with FileOpenDialog().

I.e. let's say I select abc.doc, click on "Open", I want WORD to start with abc.doc.

I hope I can avoid looking up the opening application in

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts.

Anybody with a more elegant solution?

burlip

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Hi y'all,

this is my first question in this forum, so bare with me:

I want to fire up the related application when I pick a file with FileOpenDialog().

I.e. let's say I select abc.doc, click on "Open", I want WORD to start with abc.doc.

I hope I can avoid looking up the opening application in

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts.

Anybody with a more elegant solution?

burlip

$File = FileOpenDialog(...)
ShellExecute($File)

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That, or better to actualy open the word and pass to him the path to file, because sometimes files can be associated with another programs:

$File = FileOpenDialog(...)
ShellExecute("Winword.exe", $File)
Sorry, what do I need to have ShellExecute() function?

Thanks.

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Smoke used it strangely. Just do this:

ShellExecute("name of word file.doc")

Basically, ShellExecute will do the same thing as double-clicking on the file in Explorer (though you can do other things with it).

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Sorry, what do I need to have ShellExecute() function?

Thanks.

I updated my autoit v3 from 3.1.1 to latest and editor now detects the function (blue text instead of black)

but when I run the au3 file (test.au3) it says unknown function name.

Maybe I just need a computer restart...

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I updated my autoit v3 from 3.1.1 to latest and editor now detects the function (blue text instead of black)

but when I run the au3 file (test.au3) it says unknown function name.

Maybe I just need a computer restart...

You can always use run too if you didn't want to use ShellExecute.

Run("explorer.exe C:\yourdocument.doc")

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