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The FoxPro Foundation Class _shellexecute can be used to run external programs, as well as open non-executable files if there is a program associated with that file. However, if there is no program associated with the file, _shellexecute returns SE_ERR_NOASSOC (31) and no action is taken upon the file. This article demonstrates how to create a procedure that uses the "Open With..." dialog box to give the user the option of selecting a program with which to open the file.
The process must be either executed from a program function or a class will have to be created from scratch. The following code describes how to do this as a program function.
Article ID: 192352 - Last Review: February 23, 2014 - Revision: 3.0
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