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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Tobassum Munir 1 3 9. A opej on the second button prints the file whose name is in the edit-box above it. There is a button on the form.

ShellExecute in Delphi

We visualized this by hiding the three group boxes, thereby hiding all the controls of the form. You can get the unit in installed path C: The simplest method is: Today in most of software program it is required to send mail to others with attached data.

For this Excel or later should have installed in our system. The following verbs are commonly used: Will this work if the file wasn’t in C: What happens next, depends from the state of the “Wait for termination” checkbox: The open verb for a.

Most error checking code has been omitted for clarity. This procedure is usually equivalent to setting lpVerb to “open”, but some file types may have a different edlphi command. I have a form in a Delphi project. If not, the “open” verb is used.

So here are the ways EX – PChar filename.


We can tell if a process has completed by monitoring its process handle. ShellExecute Handle, ‘print’, PChar ‘c: To find which verbs are available, look in the registry under. So Delphi shellexeckte so many easiest ways to send mail from our Delphi application.

Using Shell Execute in Delphi – Azulia Designs

It gives some degree shellexecuye control, and at the same time it’s not too complicated. There are also several other members or parameters that can be used to fine-tune the behavior of the two functions. Because this is a file opsn folder, the parsing name is a fully qualified path, which is what is needed for ShellExecuteEx. If the return value of ShellExecute is greater than 32, the application was executed successfully.

ShellExecute Sends Email using default mail client software installed on user’s system. GetDisplayNameOf is used to retrieve the file’s parsing name instead of its display name. If this file is not an executable file, its associated application is launched. In general, trying to determine the list of available verbs for a particular file is somewhat complicated.

There was not enough memory to complete the operation. Commonly available verbs include: Clicking the first button will launch the external application that is specified in the first edit-box.

Launching Applications (ShellExecute, ShellExecuteEx, SHELLEXECUTEINFO)

For further discussion of shortcut menus and verbs, see Extending Shortcut Menus. The lpFile member is set to the parsing name of the shrllexecute, and the lpVerb member to NULLto begin the default operation.

Open an HTML pagelocal or remote: The format of this string is determined by the verb that is to be invoked.


Prints the file specified by lpFile.

If neither verb is available, the system uses delphj first verb listed in the registry. EXE file is invalid non-Win If the window is minimized or maximized, Windows restores it to its original depphi and position. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. It should work on any file type too, based on what’s mapped in the registry for the file extension eg. I have collected some of ways which are very useful for Delphi developers. Unlike the earlier example, IShellFolder:: And when you click on one of the underlined labels, an HTML file will be loaded in your browser: When a user right-clicks a folder icon in Windows Explorer, one of the menu items is “Search”.

As mentioned ShellAPI must be added to your uses list. Email Opne, but never shown.

ShellExecute Handle, ‘open’, PChar ‘c: First use Excel unit to uses clause. The active window remains active.

Launching an external program and waiting until it is terminated is quite another story EXE or error in. To find out which verbs are available for predefined Shell objectslook in the registry under. The specified dynamic-link library was not found.