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VB.Net shell execute with command

Help please

I am trying to execute a shell.exe which requires a command for usage in VB.Net

so the shell is in folder "tmp"
c:\tmp> shell.exe
and then the command follows:
c:\tmp> shell.exe -f "c:\file\to\load" table database

There are of exsamples for just executing a shell but can't seem to come right with shell followed by command.

Nov 20 '08 #1
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7,872 Expert 4TB
If you are trying to start a process, the Process object is the thing to use.
Nov 20 '08 #2
Sounds good but the process requires a command and within the command are required Quotes "" :

I suck at shells, well its my first time doing this so bare with me.My attempt would be:

process.start(shell("c:\PROG.EXE -f "c:\path\to\file" table database"))

Thnkas for comments but more help reuired please.
Nov 21 '08 #3

Private Sub

Dim stAppName As String

stAppName = "app.exe -f ""C:\path\to\file"" database table"

Call Shell(stAppName, 0)

End Sub

This works perfectly.
Nov 21 '08 #4
7,872 Expert 4TB
Well I don't see why you had to use old COM objects to do a simple task like that when the Process object is still the correct one to use, but I can't stop every bad VB practice :-)
Nov 21 '08 #5

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