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How to open a file using a specific application using vb

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Dear All,

We have a requirement to open any file using a specific application and showing it within a activex control.
For example, bmp file can be shown in Internet explorer, paint brush, photo shop etc. The user will specify the exe
path of the application alone. If word application has to be opened, user will specify just "WINWORD.EXE" or "WORDPAD.EXE" path.
I need the newly opened application handle for showing it within an activex control. I tried using "shell" & "shellexecute" api's.
With "shellexecute" i am not able to get the newly opened application handle. With shell i am able to get instance handle, but
it is not working properly. Could you please help me in solving this requirement with a good example?

Regards,
Sasie
Apr 20 '07 #1
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