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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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