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    [RESOLVED] Can't launch particular program on button click

    I hope I'm in the right place, lol. I am trying to activate Rosetta Stone on a button click (button4). It opens but gives me an error. 2123 is the error code. I guess this may require knowledge of Rosetta Stone more than VB but I have found no luck searching google. Is there alternative code to what I'm trying to do?

    Code:
    Public Class Form1
    
        Private Sub Chrome_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Chrome.Click
            System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("chrome.exe")
        End Sub
    
        Private Sub CCleaner_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles CCleaner.Click
            System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("ccleaner.exe")
        End Sub
    
        Private Sub Button3_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Rappelz.Click
            System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("C:\gPotato\Rappelz\Launcher.exe")
        End Sub
    
        Private Sub Button4_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button4.Click
            System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("C:\Program Files\Rosetta Stone\Rosetta Stone Version 3\RosettaStoneVersion3.exe")
        End Sub
    
        Private Sub Button5_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button5.Click
            System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("taskmgr.exe")
        End Sub
    
        Private Sub Calc_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Calc.Click
            System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("calc.exe")
        End Sub
    End Class

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    Re: Can't launch particular program on button click

    Look at the properties of the button, to see what the parameters are
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    Re: Can't launch particular program on button click

    [ Moved ]

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    Re: Can't launch particular program on button click

    Okay, sorry it took so long to respond. What am I supposed to be looking at?

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    Re: Can't launch particular program on button click

    Right-click on the start menu item, and examine the properties for %1 or something at the end.
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    Re: Can't launch particular program on button click

    Do you mean outside of VB? If so, I looked at both and I do not see a 1% or any % sign anywhere

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    Re: Can't launch particular program on button click

    Might not have permission to see that folder. Post the exact path
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    Re: Can't launch particular program on button click

    Quote Originally Posted by dglienna View Post
    Might not have permission to see that folder. Post the exact path
    Here on the forum or in the program? I already did in the program.

    In case you mean here,
    C:\Program Files\Rosetta Stone\Rosetta Stone Version 3\RosettaStoneVersion3.exe

    I'm assuming you mean in the program so I feel kinda dumb posting that

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    Re: Can't launch particular program on button click

    Try to use "shell:

    Private Sub Chrome_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Chrome.Click

    shell ("chrome.exe")

    End Sub

    Private Sub Calc_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Calc.Click
    shell ("calc.exe")
    End Sub

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    Re: Can't launch particular program on button click

    I already tried that. The same thing happens

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    Re: Can't launch particular program on button click

    Well, there has to be some command-line switch. CD to the folder and find the name of the .exe

    then, execute the command
    Code:
    myProgramName.exe /?
    To see if there are command-line options.
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    Re: Can't launch particular program on button click

    Oh wow I forgot about this thread. oops... I remembered because I have the same problem again.

    dglienna, That may have worked but I have changed how the program works. The user selects the file using "openfiledialog.showdialog()"

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    Re: Can't launch particular program on button click

    Try setting the working directory before launching otherwise it will default to system:
    Sometimes, certain applications- have problems when running without a specified working directory.

    Code:
    dim process as new process()
    process.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = False
    process.StartInfo.FileName="C:\Program Files\Rosetta Stone\Rosetta Stone Version 3\RosettaStoneVersion3.exe"
    process.StartInfo.workingdirectory=io.path.getdirectoryname("C:\Program Files\Rosetta Stone\Rosetta Stone Version 3\RosettaStoneVersion3.exe")
    process.start
    Last edited by StriderH2; April 6th, 2011 at 02:55 PM.

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    Re: Can't launch particular program on button click

    I'm getting, "Reference to a non-shared members requires an object reference".

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    Re: Can't launch particular program on button click

    on which line do get this error?

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