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    Executing a shortcut

    How can I execute a shortcut? I tried it whit shell but i get error n 5 ? Please help me
    Bert Willekens,

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    Code:
    Private 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 nShowCmd As Long) As Long
    Const SW_SHOWNORMAL = 1
    
    Private Sub Command1_Click()
        ShellExecute Me.hwnd, "Open", "C:\Windows\Desktop\Outlook Express.lnk", vbNullString, "", SW_SHOWNORMAL
    End Sub

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    MKSa's answer will only work with certain system settings, not to mention a specific desktop icon. Here is the way to use whatever the default browser happens to be.

    Private 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 nShowCmd As Long) As Long


    URL = "http://www.codeguru.com/"
    ShellExecute 0&, vbNullString, URL, vbNullString, vbNullString, vbNormalFocus
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