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Open any document file from VB6

Open any document file from VB6

Open any document file from VB6

My VB6 program has a link to a document file (like a .txt, .pdf or .jpg) on a label (say lblDoc.caption) on the form which points to a file on his C drive.
I need to open the file for the user using the default program on his computer for that type of document in order for him to display it in whichever format it is in.
I think I need to use the SHELL function.
How do I establish his default program for that type of file and what is the syntax to open it?
Thanks so much

RE: Open any document file from VB6

Let the shell do all the heavy lifting:


With CreateObject("shell.application")
    .Open <document>
end With 

RE: Open any document file from VB6

I use something like this:


Public Sub OpenDocument(strDocPath As String)
Dim G As Long
G = Shell("RUNDLL32.EXE URL.DLL,FileProtocolHandler " & strDocPath, vbNormalFocus)
End Sub 

Just pass the full path with the file name.

Have fun.

---- Andy

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RE: Open any document file from VB6


.Open <document>

should have read

.ShellExecute <document>

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