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Visual Basic (Classic) FAQ

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Open A Document Using Registered Application With Minimal Code by Norris68
Posted: 20 Jun 02

The following code will open a document using the application that is registered for that file type. This includes URLs, UNCs & paths.

Public Sub OpenDocument(DocPath As String)
Dim A As Long
A = Shell("RUNDLL32.EXE URL.DLL,FileProtocolHandler " & DocPath, vbMaximizedFocus)
End Sub

OpenDocument "http://www.tek-tips.com";
OpenDocument "C:\My Documents\Word.doc"
OpenDocument "C:\My Documents\Acrobat.pdf"
etc, etc.

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