Linking Program

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    Linking Program

    I am working on a program for my job. It is starting off very simple right now but I will take it a whole lot further as time goes on. I have a very simple question right now though cause I can't seem to figure it out and I am sure that it is just something I am overlooking.

    My question is how do I open another program from the program I am making. I know how to modify text files and make scripts and all that. I have the path to the exe files, I just am not sure how to make it so that I can tell it to open "Program A.exe".

    In case anybody needs to know, I am using Visual C++ .Net.

    Thanks.

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    Well you could do system("path and name of exe"); or shellexecute()(I think )
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    I will have to give it a try, thanks!

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    WinExec or CreateProcess if you're doing a windows app.

    The reason would be that system() causes a console window to pop up in a windows app. If you're already a console app, system() is better.
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    That is good to know, the first version of my app is console. But all later versions after it will be Windows.

    Thanks for the info!

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