Launch files and programs from your code using Delphi. ShellExecute(Handle, ‘open’,”,nil,nil, SW_SHOWNORMAL);. If that option is disabled (the default setting), ShellExecute uses an open Explorer window rather than launch a new one. If no Explorer window. The open verb is a good example, as it is commonly supported. When you use ShellExecute or ShellExecuteEx to open file.

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Using Shell Execute in Delphi – Azulia Designs

The traditional name for this function is OpenFileDefaultViewerwhich you can google meant more for “open” than “explore”. ShellExecute Handle, ‘explore’, PChar ‘c: If the window is minimized or maximized, Windows restores it to its original size and position. Finally, if an error occurs, such as specifying to run a non-existent program, or print a file that doesn’t exist on your system, then an appropriate error message will show up.

I have collected some of ways which are very useful for Delphi developers. The structure is then passed to ShellExecuteExwhich launches the default handler for bitmap files, typically MSPaint. Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled.

Syntax of Windows API function. If not, the “open” verb is used. Activates and displays the window.


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If this value is NULLthe current working directory is used. EXE deophi is invalid non-Win There was not enough memory to complete the operation.

ShellExecute Handle, ‘open’, PChar ‘http: People have been asking me over and over: In order to use the function, you first need to add the ShellApi to your uses clause, like: Well in case you need to select some particular file in explorer I have the following function which I use procedure SelectFileInExplorer const Fn: There is no application associated with the given file name extension.

In that case, COM should be initialized as shown here:. If the function fails, it returns an error value that indicates the cause of the failure.

It should work on any file type too, based on what’s mapped in the registry for the file extension eg.

In many cases, you can simply set the lpVerb parameter to NULLwhich invokes the shellexeucte command for the file type. The handle is more about Windows managing the active window and window ownership I think.

ShellExecute Handle, ‘print’, PChar ‘c: So here are the ways So Delphi provides so many easiest ways to send mail from our Delphi application. If I have left something please feel free to add comments.


ShellExecute Sends Email using default mail client software installed on user’s system.

Launching Applications (ShellExecute, ShellExecuteEx, SHELLEXECUTEINFO)

If lpFile is not a document file, the function will fail. A site chain’s services can control many behaviors of item shellexceute. So we can get those folder paths in Delphi in several ways.

ShellExecute Handle, ‘open’, PChar ‘command. The following verbs are commonly used:. Activates and displays a window. If lpFile specifies a document file, the flag is simply passed to the associated application. Note the added extra touch: I have a form in a Delphi project.

Post as a guest Name. If the function succeeds, it returns a value greater than This utility displays a dialog box that can be used to search files for a specified text string. If the file of interest is an executable, your application might want to simply launch it.

The flags that specify how an application is to be displayed when it is opened. You can get the unit in installed path C: