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[archive] How to find the application Associated to an Extension

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Hello ...

I think that it is possible to know which is the application associated to an extension (ie Iexplore to Html / Xml / ... or Wordpad to txt / ini / ...) ( In fact I am sure to have read this somewhere before) ... but I can find it ... does someone have noted this ?

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RE: [archive] How to find the application Associated to an Extension

Hello mcapisani

Try search for "FindExecutable".
Maybe this is what you are looking for.

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RE: [archive] How to find the application Associated to an Extension

Grazzi? mille... DAVIDE

It works fine with most of documents XLS, .... but it does not work with my WORD97 .. The status bar of Wor97 display opening file1.doc then file1.doc 3 caracteres ... then the file is closed. ( not word )
Is there something that I have to do ... ?


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RE: [archive] How to find the application Associated to an Extension

If you are just trying to open a file using the appropriate Windows application, we've accomplished this by just calling C$SYSTEM using "start" and the filename. The "start" makes it work like it would from the run command option under the start menu. We've experienced no problems using this method as well.

Rob
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