Start a new program with your program.

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    Start a new program with your program.

    I got 2 .exe files and want to start the other program with the first file.
    I've got it working with:
    Code:
    system("blablabla.exe");
    But that kinda builds in the the program to the first one.

    Like if both programs are like this:
    1: Print "lol"
    2: Print "omfg"

    So when I start the first program, it prints" lol", then it opens program 2 and prints "omfg" in the same DOS window as "lol".

    If you understand what I mean. :P
    I want it to be 2 windows running alone.

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    Then each process/program will need to create its own window for output.

    Someone else should be able to help with that.
    "Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods."
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    is this what you are looking for?

    Code:
    system("start blablabla.exe");

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    Rocky, that works but it exits the first window.
    I want to keep the first program still running.

    nvm, im stupid...
    fixed it.
    Last edited by XunTric; 10-04-2005 at 06:35 AM.

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    oh, you may want to use CreateProcess then, and call WaitForSingleObject on the executed process handles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XunTric
    nvm, im stupid...
    fixed it.
    Thanks anyway!

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