console question...

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    Inez
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    console question...

    is it possible to somehow bring up a picture file in another window in a console prog? and if its possible...could someone either tell me how to do this or tell me what to search for? thanks

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    Barjor
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    You can have your consol program open paint.exe with system() not pretty but it works on an MS box.
    ~Barjor

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    Inez
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    How to do this though? i tried to do that before but i would only get "bad command or filename" what is the header file needed to do that? and do i need to put the path exp c:/mydocument/paint.exe?

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    CALLING MSPAINT

    paint is usually in

    c:\program files\accessories\mspaint.exe

    the function call to use for this is

    one of the spawn functions ... see the faqs or
    system( filepath );

    process.h has the spawn functions

    the call can be made like this
    Code:
    strcpy(pathtopaint_and_file, "C:\\PROGRAM FILES\\ACCESSORIES\\MSPAINT.EXE C:\\MYDOCUMENTS\\MYPIC.BMP";
    
    system( pathtopaint_and_file );
    zMan

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    Inez
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    Well it still didnt work...but i guess its really not needed...hopefully someday in the future ill start proggin in windows...then i should have no trouble doing that stuff

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