Thread: Run .exe from a c++ program

  1. #1
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    Cool Run .exe from a c++ program

    How can we do this. How can we run .exe from a c++ program.

    Suppose I have a file located in C: name "abc.exe".

    Now how will I execute this "abc.exe" file from a c++ program????????

  2. #2
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    Assuming Windows, this fires up notepad:
    HANDLE open_notepad()
        STARTUPINFO si = {sizeof( STARTUPINFO)};
        CreateProcess( "c:\\windows\\notepad.exe",
                       0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, &si, &pi);
        return pi.hProcess;

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    Or perheps something like this if you do managed:


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    Inside my computer
    Managed is not C++. C++/CLI is a managed language, and usually they mean "native" C++.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

  5. #5
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    You can also use the standard system() function, or you can use popen(), or one of the spawn() functions...
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