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How to test file attributes (key method for FileExists and DirectoryExists routines)
How to view system icons for the classes installed on the local machine
Simple Window Viewer
Simulating DOEVENTS
The original LoadPicture() function in VFP returns valid handles to bitmaps, icons, cursors, and metafiles
Using the LoadImage function to have a bitmap file loaded and displayed on VFP main window
Winsock: connecting to a news server (NNTP, port 119)
Winsock: reading and setting socket options
Changing file attributes
Class for sound recording
Confining Windows calculator inside the VFP main window
Converting an integer value to a hexadecimal string
Enumerating MIDI output devices
GDI+: printing vertical text on VFP reports via generated images (VFP9)
How to disable the Windows Clipboard (VFP9)
How to display the Print property sheet
How to put a vertical text scrolling on the form (a movie cast)
Obtaining OS memory performance information
Placing an arbitrary rectangular area of main VFP window on the Clipboard
Retrieving the name of the default printer for the current user on the local computer (Win NT/XP)
Using InternetSetFilePointer when resuming interrupted download from the Internet
Vertical Label control
Writing entries to custom Event Log
Accessing examples contained in this reference through Web Services
Using Shell for performing operations on files

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  • #DEFINE SW_SHOWNORMAL 1
    #DEFINE SW_SHOWMINIMIZED 2
    #DEFINE SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED 3 
    
        DECLARE INTEGER GetSystemDirectory IN kernel32;
            STRING @lpBuffer, INTEGER nSize
    
        DECLARE INTEGER ShellExecute IN shell32;
            INTEGER hWindow, STRING lpOperation,;
            STRING lpFile, STRING lpParameters,;
            STRING lpDirectory, INTEGER nShowCmd
    
        * opens data files with their associated applications
    *    = ShellExecute(0, "open", "c:\aa\index.mdb", "", "", SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED)
    *    = ShellExecute(0, "open", "c:\aa\aa.bmp", "", "", SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED)
    *    = ShellExecute(0, "open", "c:\aa\lacrymosa.mp3", "", "", SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED)
    *    = ShellExecute(0, "open", "c:\aa\mkart.doc", "", "", SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED)
    *    = ShellExecute(0, "open", "c:\aa\aa.txt", "", "", SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED)
    
        * opens a folder
    *    = ShellExecute(0, "explore", "c:\Temp", "", "", SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED)
    
        * open Search window starting from the specified directory
    *    = ShellExecute(0, "find", "", "", getSysDir(), SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED)
    
        * prints the text file using the associated application
    *    = ShellExecute(0, "print", "c:\aa\index.txt", "", "", SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED)
    
        * accessing a site on the Internet
    *    = ShellExecute(0, "open", "http://www.microsoft.com/",;
    *        "", "", SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED)
    
        * sending an email: 
        * Mike Lewis, http://www.ml-consult.demon.co.uk/foxst-22.htm
    
        LOCAL lcMail
        lcMail = "mailto:buddy1@somwhere.com" +;
            "?CC=buddy2@somwhere.com&Subject=Meet for lunch" +;
            "&Body=Please join me for a sandwich at noon."
    
        = ShellExecute(0, "open", lcMail, "", "", SW_SHOWNORMAL)
    
    FUNCTION GetSysDir
        lpBuffer = SPACE(250) 
        nSizeRet = GetSystemDirectory(@lpBuffer, Len(lpBuffer)) 
    RETURN SUBSTR(lpBuffer, 1, nSizeRet) 
    
    
    

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    Created: 2001-08-06 12:00:00  
    Modified: 2008-10-03 15:25:57  
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    My comment:
    There is one more action type -- EDIT.

    For some actions failed, GetLastError returns() value 1155, that means ERROR_NO_ASSOCIATION | No application is associated with the specified file for this operation..

    Links:
    HOWTO: Use ShellExecute to Launch Associated File (32-bit) (Q170918).

    Tip 168: Using the ShellExecute Function to Print Files.

    An easy way sending emails from a Visual FoxPro application -- an article of Mike Lewis.

    VBNet: Sending Large Emails via ShellExecute.

    #kwd: sln_sendemail.
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    User Contributed Notes:
    A.M. | 2007-01-24 09:06:50
    Include "printto" verb:
    lretval=ShellExecute(0, "Printto", (lfilename), ["]+SET('PRINTER',3)+["], 0,1)

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