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Start an exe within your app w/ error handling!

Submitted on: 1/2/2015 3:52:00 PM
By: Daniel Errante (from psc cd)  
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User Rating: By 13 Users
Compatibility: VB 4.0 (32-bit), VB 5.0, VB 6.0, VB Script
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     starts an exe from within your application
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' Name: Start an exe within your app w/ error handling!
' Description:starts an exe from within your application
' By: Daniel Errante (from psc cd)

Sub LoadEXE(Dir As String)
 On Error GoTo err:
 X% = Shell(Dir, 1): NoFreeze% = DoEvents(): Exit Sub
Exit Sub
'make your own error messages like mine below, or use the default:
If err.Number = 6 Then Exit Sub
MsgBox "Please make sure that the application you are trying to launch is located in the correct folder." & vbCrLf & "If not, do this and retry launching the application.", vbExclamation
 'default: MsgBox "Error:" & vbCrLf & err.Description & vbCrLf & err.Number, vbExclamation
End Sub

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