opening an external file

This is a discussion on opening an external file within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I am just learning C++ and I was wondering, is there a way to make a .exe file that when ...

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    Question opening an external file

    I am just learning C++ and I was wondering, is there a way to make a .exe file that when ran automaticlly opens a .html document? I'm asking becaue I am putting thewebsite for my business on CD-Rom and autoplay only works for .exe and .com(Ithink) extensions, but not .html.

    I need to be able to have Autoplay.ini open auto.exe which opens index.html automaticlly.

    Thank You for any help,

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    look up ShellExecute() on MSDN

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    I am not sure but i think u can use the system function

    PHP Code:

    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;

    int main ()
     {
      
    system("file.html");
      return 
    0;
      } 

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    nah that wouldn't work

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    I tested it, and it works fine!!

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    not on my computer, punk!

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    i tested on Dev-C++ and Borland 6, and its working on both!!
    i am using XP but i dont think that makes a different.

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    Here is the exe file in case u dont believe me! :P
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    that exe did nothing - it just quit as soon as i opened it

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    There should be a file named with "file.html" in the same directory where the executable is! or it will open nothing!

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    it definatly works for me

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