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Language: VB5,VB6
Expertise: Intermediate
Nov 5, 2002

ShowOpenWithDialog - Display the "Open with" dialog

Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" _
    (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, ByVal lpFile As String, _
    ByVal lpParameters As String, ByVal lpDirectory As String, _
    ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long

' Display the "Open with..." dialog and open the specified file with
' the selected program
'
' Example:
'   ShowOpenWithDialog "C:\Programs\MyProg\MyFile.xyz"

Sub ShowOpenWithDialog(ByVal sFileName As String)
    ShellExecute 0, vbNullString, "RUNDLL32.EXE", "shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL " _
        & sFileName, "", vbNormalFocus
End Sub
Marco Bellinaso
 
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