I want to know how to open a file existing in a computer in vb 6.For example I want to open notepad when I click a button.notepad.exe exists in C:\WINDOWS\.So when I click the button notepad.exe should execute.Also tell me how can I generalise this to any computer(means computer where windows is installed in a drive other than C).

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to open any exe use SHELL from vb6.0

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Private Sub Command1_Click()
Shell "C:\Windows\notepad.exe", vbMaximizedFocus
End Sub
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to open any exe use SHELL from vb6.0

to open any exe use SHELL from vb6.0

could you please give me the exact syntax.

Private Sub Command1_Click()
Shell "C:\Windows\notepad.exe", vbMaximizedFocus
End Sub
Private Sub Command1_Click()
Shell "C:\Windows\notepad.exe", vbMaximizedFocus
End Sub

how can we open ""text.txt" ???????

try this

Private Sub Command1_Click()
Shell "C:\Windows\notepad.exe","c:\text.txt" vbMaximizedFocus
End Sub

if you want open exe file you can use
Shell "notepad.exe"
if you want open other file type u must use windows api

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