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Open a file in a specific program?

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Hi all!

How to open a file using a specific program?

I used RegRead to find the program path. But how to use it to open a file?

I tried RunWait, _RunDos and Run but no luck.

Regards

Thomas

#include <Process.au3>

$var = RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Garmin\Applications\MapSource", "InstallDir")

Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & '$var "" "c:\Pfps\MPU\SHP2GPX\Output GPX\MapSource GPX file.gdb"', "", @SW_HIDE)

_RunDos("""$var"" ""c:\Pfps\MPU\SHP2GPX\Output GPX\MapSource GPX file.gdb""")

RunWait(" C:\Pfps\MPU\SHP2GPX\Output GPX\MapSource GPX file.gdb")

Exit

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If the .gdb files are associated with the Garmin executable then just use ShellExecute or ShellExecuteWait.

What does the RegRead() return as a path?

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Hi GEO Soft!

RegRead = C:\Garmin\MapSource.exe

The .gdb files are not associated with the Garmin executable.

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Hi all!

How to open a file using a specific program?

I used RegRead to find the program path. But how to use it to open a file?

I tried RunWait, _RunDos and Run but no luck.

Regards

Thomas

#include <Process.au3>

$var = RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Garmin\Applications\MapSource", "InstallDir")

Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & '$var "" "c:\Pfps\MPU\SHP2GPX\Output GPX\MapSource GPX file.gdb"', "", @SW_HIDE)

_RunDos("""$var"" ""c:\Pfps\MPU\SHP2GPX\Output GPX\MapSource GPX file.gdb""")

RunWait(" C:\Pfps\MPU\SHP2GPX\Output GPX\MapSource GPX file.gdb")

Exit
Assuming $var does give th efull pathe to the exe then try

Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & '"' & $var & '" "c:\Pfps\MPU\SHP2GPX\Output GPX\MapSource GPX file.gdb"', "", @SW_HIDE)

It is worth using ConsoleWrite to test the construction of your strings and uyou wold have seen that it was wrong.

If $var only gives the installation folder you will need to add the exe

Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & '"' & $var & '/garminthing.exe" "c:\Pfps\MPU\SHP2GPX\Output GPX\MapSource GPX file.gdb"', "", @SW_HIDE)

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Posted (edited)

It works!

Only thing missing was a " between the & '"' &

Thanks a lot martin!

Working code:

$var = RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Garmin\Applications\MapSource", "InstallDir")
Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & '""' & $var & '" "c:\Pfps\MPU\SHP2GPX\Output GPX\MapSource GPX file.gdb"', "", @SW_HIDE)
Exit
Edited by Recce

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