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    Thumbs up Opening Files...

    I was wondering if it was possible to open a file in the default program. For example, I want to open a .txt file and open it up in the notepad program--not in my program like you usually do.

    Thanks in advanced.

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    I believe there is a FAQ on this. Have you had a chance to look there?

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    No, no, no--I mean open up the actuall program "Notepad" with the desired .txt file opened inside it.

    What I am doing is writing a program that allows someone to view the ReadMe.txt. When they choose to do this, Notepad opens up with ReadMe.txt inside (similar to opening a .txt file as people usually do).

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    Ah, you mean the FAQ on running programs from within programs then.
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    >> No, no, no
    No, you didn't check the FAQ, or no you think I misunderstood you?

    Here's the FAQ I was thinking of:

    http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/...&id=1043284392

    The last option is probably your best bet, as you can pass it a document and let whatever application is setup to open that document open it.

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    Ah! Thankyou very much.

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