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a more usable ShellExecute

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Submitted on: 1/1/2015 3:47:00 PM
By: Erik Ellis (from psc cd)  
Level: Beginner
User Rating: By 7 Users
Compatibility: Delphi 7, Delphi 6, Delphi 5
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     I´we sen alot of ShellExecute tutorials but thay arent that good, there is stuff thats missing.

 
				This is my first tutorial so dont get upset if its no good, just post a coment and ill fix it.

ShellExecute(0,'open',PChar(prog),pchar(params),'',SW_SHOWNORMAL);

1 (ShellExecute) Thats a ShellAPI command and therefore you need to add ShellAPI to Uses

2 (The first "PChar" command) Betven the brakets you add Dir+FileName like so : c:\dir\file.exe

3 (The second "PChar" command) Add parameters to it like hl.exe´s : -console -game ns

Now thats more stable and is compateble with stuff like : edit1.text + '\hl.exe'

Im uploading my updated verson of Jason´s apis.pas with stuff like RunApp, OpenBrowser and FileName.exe to FileName Converter


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