I need to start my VB.NET app through a batch file and pass an argument to it. The app uses the argument (a dated directory;Ex: 20120530) to process the data files there, output a CSV and a Log file and then close the app.

The app does not need any human intervention or input.

Can someone tell me how that is done?

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returns an array of strings, one string per argument

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Thanks Jim, tried the code below and I 'get it'. I assume that early in my code I'll declare "Public My.Application.CommandLineArgs(0) AS String (or whatever)"

If My.Application.CommandLineArgs.Count > 0 Then
    MessageBox.Show("No argument provided")
    End If

Appreciate the help

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