Re: Opening a .pdf file with ShellExecute
Posted by WAllison on May 21, 2002 at 20:29:50:
In Reply to: Re: Opening a .pdf file with ShellExecute posted by BeckyR on May 21, 2002 at 15:56:48:
: : : I am having problems opening a .pdf file with the ShellExecute command. The code is:
: : : ShellExecute(Handle,'open',PChar'c:\data\gradesheets.pdf'),nil,nil,SW_SHOW);
: : : but all that happens when this is executed is the Adobe Acrobat splash screen appears and then closes, and the file is never opened.
: : : Any ideas on what I may be missing?
: : : Thanks
: : Try it like this:
: : ShellExecute(Handle, PChar('Open'), PChar('c:\data\gradesheets.pdf'),nil , PChar('c:\data'), SW_SHOWNORMAL);
: : l8rz
: Thanks for the help.
: It's weird, when I run it in debug mode it sometimes works, sometimes doesn't, but when I run it staight from the .exe it always works...