I need to know how to start a program and get it running outside of my c++ program. I am making a file and need to open it with a different program. I am using dev c++ 220.127.116.11 on Win XP home. I also need to know how you can tell the computer that you have inputed certain keys using c++ and running those keys in the other program. Is it possible or should I just get the user to press the keys himself?