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Using the NetMessageBufferSend to send messages on the network
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Converting Unicode data from the Clipboard to a character string using a given code page
Creating a window using CreateWindowEx function
Drawing icons associated with the VFP main window
GDI+: saving image of FoxPro form to graphics file (BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF)
GDI+: Storing content of the Clipboard to a bitmap file
Loading a string resource from an executable file
Retrieving the interface–to–IP address mapping table
Start an executable from VFP application by using the CreateProcess
Using the DrawText function
Using the Semaphore object to allow only one instance of VFP application running
Creating the Save dialog box to specify the drive, directory, and name of a file to save
Enumerating print jobs and retrieving information for default printer (JOB_INFO_1 structures)
How to find when the application started
How to set Creation Date/Time for a folder (WinNT)
Playing WAV sounds simultaneously
Reading list of folders and files on FTP server
Retrieving graphic capabilities of default printer
Using FlashWindowEx to flash the taskbar button of the VFP application
Using vendor-neutral SQL constructs
Adding printer to the list of supported printers for the specified server
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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    1708 bytes  
    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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