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simulate double clicking a file and opening

simulate double clicking a file and opening

simulate double clicking a file and opening

I want to simulate the file opening that occurs when you go into mycomputer or windows explorer and double click on a file.  I create rtf files and want to have the default rtf file handler open them from within my program.  (I create a list of files linked to a customer and want operator to have ability to go into my program, select the customer, select the file and have it open in the default rtf file hander. (in my case it is word but could be WordPerfect!)  Is there an api that will help me do this?

RE: simulate double clicking a file and opening

See MSDN for ShellExecute/ShellExecuteEx functions.

RE: simulate double clicking a file and opening

See posting by jimoo - uses shellexecute as you suggested - but with working example!

jimoo (Programmer) 13 Oct 05 22:50  
Take a look at my reply on forum: thread184-944857

You can use this snippet of code to launch the app or print it.  There are some comments to help you.
Jim Osieczonek
Delta Business Group, LLC

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