calling an external program

This is a discussion on calling an external program within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I have a C++ program, and I also have an exe that was not compiled from C++. I want my ...

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    Wink calling an external program

    I have a C++ program, and I also have an exe that was not compiled from C++. I want my C++ program to call (execute) the exe program. The C++ program can end when the exe is run. Can someone tell me how to do it ?

    Thanks to those who provided the answer!
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    There are several solutions for the Win32 platform including CreateProcess() and ShellExecute().

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