hi, am brand new to VB. i have the same problem. i want to open a folder, say; C:\apache on clicking a command button on VB GUI. i have something like this:

Private Sub Command1_Click()
ShellExecute hWnd, "open", "C:\apache", _
vbNullString, vbNullString, SW_SHOWNORMAL
End Sub
but it gives compilation error. "Sub or Function not defined"
can somebody help me out.
Regards,

you must to declare what is SW_SHOWNORMAL.

Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hWnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long
Private Const SW_HIDE = 0
Private Const SW_MAXIMIZE = 3
Private Const SW_MINIMIZE = 6
Private Const SW_RESTORE = 9
Private Const SW_SHOW = 5
Private Const SW_SHOWDEFAULT = 10
Private Const SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED = 3
Private Const SW_SHOWMINIMIZED = 2
Private Const SW_SHOWMINNOACTIVE = 7
Private Const SW_SHOWNA = 8
Private Const SW_SHOWNOACTIVATE = 4
Private Const SW_SHOWNORMAL = 1

Private Const ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND = 2&
Private Const ERROR_PATH_NOT_FOUND = 3&
Private Const ERROR_BAD_FORMAT = 11&
Private Const SE_ERR_ACCESSDENIED = 5            '  access denied
Private Const SE_ERR_ASSOCINCOMPLETE = 27
Private Const SE_ERR_DDEBUSY = 30
Private Const SE_ERR_DDEFAIL = 29
Private Const SE_ERR_DDETIMEOUT = 28
Private Const SE_ERR_DLLNOTFOUND = 32
Private Const SE_ERR_NOASSOC = 31
Private Const SE_ERR_OOM = 8                     '  out of memory
Private Const SE_ERR_SHARE = 26

Private Const STYLE_NORMAL = 11
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thanks for declaration
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