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    Running an Executable File

    Running an Executable File

    Document ID: IR10014
    The information in this article applies to:
    • AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0 Standard Edition
    • AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0 Professional Edition


    This article describes how to run an executable file.


    AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0 includes an action to launch an executable file. This is useful, for example, when creating a front end for your installer. When the user clicks on a button labeled "Install", your application launches your setup program. This is accomplished in AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0 by using the File.Run action.

    To launch an executable file when the user clicks a button, place the File.Run action in the On Click event of the button's actions:

    File.Run("c:\\your_file.exe", "", "", SW_SHOWNORMAL, false);

    Or, to have your application wait until the executable has exited, change the WaitForReturn property to true:

    File.Run("c:\\your_file.exe", "", "", SW_SHOWNORMAL, true);


    For more information please see the following topics in the AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0 help file:

    • Program Reference | Actions | File | File.Run

    KEYWORDS: AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0, Actions, Open, Run, EXE, Executable

    Last reviewed: September 26, 2003
    Copyright © 2003 Indigo Rose Corporation. All rights reserved.