Access/VBA Library

ShellExecute

API: Lets Windows start another application

Syntax

ShellExecute( HWND, lpOperation, lpFile, lpParameters, lpDirectory, lpnShowCmd )
Parameters
Name Type Description
HWND Long Required.
lpOperation String Required.
lpFile String Required.
lpParameters String Required.
lpDirectory String Required.
lpnShowCmd Long Required.
Return value

Long

Code
Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" _
        Alias "ShellExecuteA" _
        (ByVal HWND As Long, _
         ByVal lpOperation As String, _
         ByVal lpFile As String, _
         ByVal lpParameters As String, _
         ByVal lpDirectory As String, _
         ByVal lpnShowCmd As Long) As Long

Remarks

  • This API is used to start another program in function StartAppl.

See also

  • StartAppl