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winexec (kernel32)
 
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Summary

C# Signature:

[DllImport("kernel32.dll")]
static extern uint WinExec(string lpCmdLine, uint uCmdShow);

VB.NET Signature:

<DllImport("kernel32.dll")> _
Public Function WinExec(ByVal lpCmdLine As String, ByVal uCmdShow As System.UInt32) As System.UInt32
End Function

User-Defined Types:

None.

Notes:

None.

Tips & Tricks:

VB.NET does not have many boolean operators defined to allow you to use or convert to the System.UInt32 type. See the topic entitled "Decimal to UInt32 Conversion" in the .NET Framework Class Library on MSDN.

Sample Code:

For VB.NET:

    Dim SW_HIDE As System.UInt32 = Decimal.ToUInt32(0)
    Dim SW_SHOW As System.UInt32 = Decimal.ToUInt32(5)

    WinExec(strFilename, SW_SHOW)

For C#.NET:

    Unit u=new Unit();//edit by m.r.Chabi
    WinExec("control timedate.cpl",u);  // will show the time and date settings window

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Documentation
WinExec on MSDN

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