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    anyone know's a class for executing external apps?



    Hello.


    I'm looking for a class that implements a method for executing an external application in windows.


    For example : if i wish to listen to an audio file, and i have a button in my applet, what can i do, so that when that button is pressed, plays that audio file?

    Is there a method in any class that implements that functionality?

    Thanks in advance, KC

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    Code:
        Runtime run = Runtime.getRuntime();
        Process proc = run.exec(cmd);
        int Result = proc.waitFor();
    Only thing you have to remember is that some applications always return 1 as result, no matter if it actually was successfull.

    I use this to startup an external program for audio conversion, so I check the actual success by looking if the output file of the conversion actually exists.

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