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Opens a document in its associated application. The application is opened first, then the specified document.
Note: The application used to open the document is the one associated with the extension of the document in Windows (INI file or registry). This associated application may differ according to the configurations used.
Versions 18 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
New in version 18
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
Versions 19 and later
WINDEVJava This function is now available for the Java applications.
New in version 19
WINDEVJava This function is now available for the Java applications.
WINDEVJava This function is now available for the Java applications.
Versions 21 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
New in version 21
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Example
WINDEVUser code (UMC)
// Open the "Functions.doc" document in Word
ShellExecute("C:\WDNEWS\Version\Functions.doc")
// Print the document
ShellExecute("C:\WDNEWS\Version\Functions.doc", "print")
WINDEVUser code (UMC)
// Open a site in the default browser
ShellExecute("http://www.windev.com")
WINDEVUser code (UMC)
// Start the default messaging
ShellExecute("mailto:pcsoft@windev.com")
// Start the messaging with parameters
// Parameters recognized by Outlook
ShellExecute("mailto:pcsoft@windev.com" + ...
"?subject=Subject: LST &body=Text: the summary of the LST")
WINDEVUser code (UMC)
// Open the "Invoice.doc" document from its shortcut
ShellExecute("""C:\Documents and Settings\Julia\Desktop\Shortcut to Invoice.doc.lnk""")
Syntax
<Result> = ShellExecute(<File name> [, <Verb>])
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the document was opened,
  • False otherwise.
Java Returns False if the application is run with a Java virtual machine (JRE) earlier than version 1.6.
<File name>: Character string (with quotes)
Name and full (or relative) path of document to open. A UNC path can be used.
If space characters are found in the name or path of the document to open, the quotes found around this parameter must be tripled.
WINDEV This parameter can also correspond to a Windows shortcut.
Versions 18 and later
Universal Windows 10 App Only the files found in the "appdata" directory can be handled. No Internet URL can be specified.
New in version 18
Universal Windows 10 App Only the files found in the "appdata" directory can be handled. No Internet URL can be specified.
Universal Windows 10 App Only the files found in the "appdata" directory can be handled. No Internet URL can be specified.
<Verb>: Optional character string (with quotes)
Verb that must be used to start the document. The verbs are defined for each application, to indicate the actions that can be performed. The most common verbs are open or print. If this parameter is not specified, the verb used will be the default verb for the type of document.
Versions 16 and later
Universal Windows 10 AppJava This parameter is not available.
New in version 16
Universal Windows 10 AppJava This parameter is not available.
Universal Windows 10 AppJava This parameter is not available.
Remarks

Use in service mode

ShellExecute used in service mode is used to run the associated application but the interface of this application is not visible.
Versions 21 and later
Universal Windows 10 App

Required application feature

The use of this function triggers the declaration of an application feature in the wizard for generating the application.
Required feature: Family and corporate networks
This feature allows the applications to use incoming and outgoing accesses to the family and corporate networks.
New in version 21
Universal Windows 10 App

Required application feature

The use of this function triggers the declaration of an application feature in the wizard for generating the application.
Required feature: Family and corporate networks
This feature allows the applications to use incoming and outgoing accesses to the family and corporate networks.
Universal Windows 10 App

Required application feature

The use of this function triggers the declaration of an application feature in the wizard for generating the application.
Required feature: Family and corporate networks
This feature allows the applications to use incoming and outgoing accesses to the family and corporate networks.
Component : wd250std.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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