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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007

    Exclamation open file from excel

    have file name in a cell
    i use a beforedoubleclick event
    i would like to invoke the double click to the file name

    Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
    If Target.Column = 5 Then
    Cancel = True
    'place double click procedure here "C:\Documents and Settings\conpxb12\Desktop\FabMacQuote\S-1550.edrw") For Random As 1
    Else: Cancel = False
    End If
    do not want shell
    any help would be great

    NO SHELL..too many prob with file types.

    if you doubleclick a file on your desktop.. it opens with the appropriate *.exe
    i want to do this from the spreadsheet using target.cell info

    does this help?
    Last edited by batman61; 11-14-2007 at 09:36 AM. Reason: UpDate

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Portland, OR
    When you say you want to "invoke the double click to the file name," do you mean that you want to open the file in its associated application? If so, you can use the ShellExecute API function:
    Phil Weber

    Please post questions to the forums, where others may benefit.
    I do not offer free assistance by e-mail. Thank you!

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