Running a Program and Waiting for it to Finish

Running a Program and Waiting for it to Finish

Document ID: IR10017
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 a program and have your application wait until the program exits before continuing.


Using AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0, you can launch an executable file, and have your application wait until that executable file exits.

As an example we will run the executable example.exe, and have the application wait until example.exe is closed. This is accomplished by using the File.Run action, and setting the WaitForReturn property to true:

File.Run("c:\\example.exe", "", "", SW_NORMAL, true);

This action will launch example.exe, and wait until example.exe is terminated.


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, Wait, Run, Finish, Exit

Last reviewed: September 26, 2003
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