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    Question I need help with finding and opening wow.exe with VB

    I can't find out how to find and open the program wow.exe using VB.

    I can get it to open mine but it can't open other peoples they get errors when they try, I have xp and the Vista and other people can't get it to open theirs so I need to know how to find the file then open it.

    The code I'm using is this:

    Private Sub Play_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Play.Click
    Dim installpath As String = String.Empty
    installpath = My.Computer.Registry.GetValue("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\blizzard entertainment\world of warcraft", "installpath", Nothing)
    If IO.Directory.Exists(installpath & "/cache") Then
    IO.Directory.Delete(installpath & "/cache", True)
    End If
    Dim fs As New IO.FileStream("realmlist.***", IO.FileMode.Create, IO.FileAccess.Write)
    Dim s As New IO.StreamWriter(fs)
    Dim path As String = ("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\blizzard entertainment\world of warcraft")
    s.WriteLine("set realmlist us.version.worldofwarcraft.com")
    s.Close()
    Process.Start("c:/program files/world of warcraft/wow.exe")
    End Sub

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    Re: I need help with finding and opening wow.exe with VB

    Looks like Dot Net code but is posted in VB6 section of the forum.

    I see you retrieve the install path but then have the location hard coded?

    Not sure what you are trying to do with the filestream and stream writer but I do not see a path provided.

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    Re: I need help with finding and opening wow.exe with VB

    it works on my comp but no one elses and the file stream i have it to set realm list

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    Re: I need help with finding and opening wow.exe with VB

    [ Moved to VB.NET ]

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    Re: I need help with finding and opening wow.exe with VB

    Quote Originally Posted by krazychild View Post
    it works on my comp but no one elses and the file stream i have it to set realm list
    The fact that you have hard coded the paths may very well be an issue here. I do not understand why you would do that though since you have already put in code to determine where the files are installed why not use it?

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    Re: I need help with finding and opening wow.exe with VB

    You could use POWERSHELL, but the users would also need it, although it's becoming more common on newer systems
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    Re: I need help with finding and opening wow.exe with VB

    Shouldn't this part
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    Process.Start("c:/program files/world of warcraft/wow.exe")
    be :
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    Process.Start("c:\program files\world of warcraft\wow.exe")

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    Re: I need help with finding and opening wow.exe with VB

    Works fine under Vista...
    Code:
    d:/VB6 Samples
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