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VB Shell equivalent in Delphi!!

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ShellExecute would be your win32 api function for launching exes, documents and URLS.

Example from fmxutils.pas

  
function ExecuteFile(const FileName, Params, DefaultDir: string;
ShowCmd: Integer): THandle;
var
zFileName, zParams, zDir: array[0..79] of Char;
begin
Result := ShellExecute(Application.MainForm.Handle, nil,
StrPCopy(zFileName, FileName), StrPCopy(zParams, Params),
StrPCopy(zDir, DefaultDir), ShowCmd);
end;


Here are the possible values for ShowCmd:

SW_HIDE Hides the window and activates another window.
SW_MAXIMIZE Maximizes the specified window.
SW_MINIMIZE Minimizes the specified window and activates the next top-level window in the Z order.
SW_RESTORE Activates and displays the window. If the window is minimized or maximized, Windows restores it to its original size and position. An application should specify this flag when restoring a minimized window.
SW_SHOW Activates the window and displays it in its current size and position.
SW_SHOWDEFAULT Sets the show state based on the SW_ flag specified in the STARTUPINFO structure passed to the CreateProcess function by the program that started the application. An application should call ShowWindow with this flag to set the initial show state of its main window.
SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED Activates the window and displays it as a maximized window.
SW_SHOWMINIMIZED Activates the window and displays it as a minimized window.
SW_SHOWMINNOACTIVE Displays the window as a minimized window. The active window remains active.
SW_SHOWNA Displays the window in its current state. The active window remains active.
SW_SHOWNOACTIVATE Displays a window in its most recent size and position. The active window remains active.
SW_SHOWNORMAL Activates and displays a window. If the window is minimized or maximized, Windows restores it to its original size and position. An application should specify this flag when displaying the window for the first time.

[edited by - michalson on July 29, 2002 10:33:09 PM]

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Thanks but should I include something in the uses section I tried your example and here what happened:
[Error] Unit1.pas(26): Undeclared identifier: ''ShellExecute''

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