There are several ways of executing files and applications from Delphi. All use the ShellAPI unit and either the ShellExecute or ShellExecuteEx. Launch files and programs from your code using Delphi. ShellExecute is Delphi Windows API function that is mostly used for launch external applications from our Delphi application. This function is.

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Running external applications: ShellExecute and ShellExecuteEx

EXE or error in. Can I print documents from within my program, without explicitly starting the application that created the document, such as: By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

ShellExecute Handle, ‘open’, PChar ‘http: Email Required, but never shown. We can delete comments later. If your application launches your own company’s games, you have to figure out a clever way to communicate paths. We can tell if a process has completed by monitoring its process handle.


Sign up using Facebook. I have made a Game Launcher and I use this command: In this blog I will describe how to read and write data from and to an Excel file.

This unit comes with Delphi installation it self. When i want to relocate the launcher outside this folder i use this command: There’s no point writing code that doesn’t deal with errors.

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The ‘return value’ is the value returned by the function. What happens next, depends from the state of the “Wait for termination” checkbox:.

ShellExecute in Delphi — Launch external applications. There’s no point at all trying to persist with this.

In Delphi we don’t required any third party components to send mails. But I didn’t say so, either. For this Excel or later should have installed in our system. Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled.

If the return value of ShellExecute is greater than 32, the application was executed successfully. Handle looks dubious at best. It just nothing happens. No, there is no message box.

ShellExecute in Delphi

First use Excel unit to uses clause. Launching an external program and waiting until it is terminated is quite another story Use CreateProcess to create processes. Post as a guest Name. ShellExecute Handle, ‘print’, PChar ‘c: And when you click on one of the underlined labels, an HTML file will be loaded in your browser: Sometime we need some special directories path from Microsoft Windows system to store User data or to copy some files etc.

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There isnt any ”file not found” message. AndreasRejbrand Actually, ShellExecute is basically useless when it comes to reporting errors. The simplest method is: ShellExecute Handle, ‘explore’, PChar ‘c: So Delphi provides so many easiest ways to send mail from our Delphi application. ExeName will give you full path to your launcher exe.

ShellExecute Handle, ‘print’, PChar ‘c: But it will not work with attachment for every mail client. This leads on to the fact that you should never call ShellExecute. ShellExecute Handle, ‘open’, PChar ‘command. David I added CreateProcess too.

ZIPthe fully commented source code files for this project.