Thread: calling an external program

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    Wink calling an external program

    I have a C++ program, and I also have an exe that was not compiled from C++. I want my C++ program to call (execute) the exe program. The C++ program can end when the exe is run. Can someone tell me how to do it ?

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    Last edited by pshuster; 02-21-2004 at 08:18 PM.

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    There are several solutions for the Win32 platform including CreateProcess() and ShellExecute().


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