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  1. #1
    ganesh shetty Guest

    to open a file not with default application


    i want to open a file not with the default application.
    but with a different application.i want to do this using windows api functions
    that updates the registry.
    i will be doing this with Visual Basic.

  2. #2
    Phil Weber Guest

    Re: to open a file not with default application

    Ganesh: Do you have a question? I didn't see one in your post.
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    Phil Weber



  3. #3
    Phil Weber Guest

    Re: to open a file not with default application

    Ganesh: Do you have a question? I didn't see one in your post.
    ---
    Phil Weber



  4. #4
    ganesh Guest

    Re: to open a file not with default application


    "Phil Weber" <pweber@teleport.com> wrote:
    >Ganesh: Do you have a question? I didn't see one in your post.
    >---
    >Phil Weber
    >
    >


    i want to open a file not with a default application ,
    but with a different application.
    i need the win32 api that will set the application for the
    corresponding extension of a file.
    i will be using visual basic


  5. #5
    ganesh Guest

    Re: to open a file not with default application


    "Phil Weber" <pweber@teleport.com> wrote:
    >Ganesh: Do you have a question? I didn't see one in your post.
    >---
    >Phil Weber
    >
    >


    i want to open a file not with a default application ,
    but with a different application.
    i need the win32 api that will set the application for the
    corresponding extension of a file.
    i will be using visual basic


  6. #6
    Phil Weber Guest

    Re: to open a file not with default application

    > I need the Win32 API that will set the application
    > for the corresponding extension of a file.


    Ganesh: You can do this interactively by selecting Folder Options... from
    Windows Explorer's View menu, and clicking on the File Types tab. If you
    need to associate an extension with an application programmatically, see the
    following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (found by searching for
    "associate extension" at http://support.microsoft.com ):

    HOWTO: Associate a File Extension with Your Application (Win32)
    ( http://support.microsoft.com/support.../q185/4/53.asp )

    ---
    Phil Weber



  7. #7
    Phil Weber Guest

    Re: to open a file not with default application

    > I need the Win32 API that will set the application
    > for the corresponding extension of a file.


    Ganesh: You can do this interactively by selecting Folder Options... from
    Windows Explorer's View menu, and clicking on the File Types tab. If you
    need to associate an extension with an application programmatically, see the
    following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (found by searching for
    "associate extension" at http://support.microsoft.com ):

    HOWTO: Associate a File Extension with Your Application (Win32)
    ( http://support.microsoft.com/support.../q185/4/53.asp )

    ---
    Phil Weber



  8. #8
    Alan Gillott Guest

    Re: to open a file not with default application

    ganesh
    You wan't to change the relationship permanently or just sometimes? Or just
    for this application? If permanently, use Phil's advice, but if this is for
    a distributing application then you will need to generate registry changes
    to follow your application.
    If Temporary, you can create a new Verb, then, when the user right clicks
    the file, there is a menu of things you can do to it, including invoke your
    program. The folder options dialog lets you do this too: and again, if this
    has to follow your app you need to create registry changes.
    If it's just once, then let your application open it. There is no law that
    says you cant open one file type with another file types program. It just
    may look wierd.

    ganesh shetty <ganeshshetty@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:38df9898$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > i want to open a file not with the default application.
    > but with a different application.i want to do this using windows api

    functions
    > that updates the registry.
    > i will be doing this with Visual Basic.




  9. #9
    Alan Gillott Guest

    Re: to open a file not with default application

    ganesh
    You wan't to change the relationship permanently or just sometimes? Or just
    for this application? If permanently, use Phil's advice, but if this is for
    a distributing application then you will need to generate registry changes
    to follow your application.
    If Temporary, you can create a new Verb, then, when the user right clicks
    the file, there is a menu of things you can do to it, including invoke your
    program. The folder options dialog lets you do this too: and again, if this
    has to follow your app you need to create registry changes.
    If it's just once, then let your application open it. There is no law that
    says you cant open one file type with another file types program. It just
    may look wierd.

    ganesh shetty <ganeshshetty@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:38df9898$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > i want to open a file not with the default application.
    > but with a different application.i want to do this using windows api

    functions
    > that updates the registry.
    > i will be doing this with Visual Basic.




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