i am trying to open a excel 2007 file using a shell command in visual studio .net 2008 from a button object but it says "File Not Found" even though I created the file and put it into the same folder as the application.
I know the "Process.Start" function, but it creates a new object of the cmd shell which terminates itself when the Python script is at its end. How can i open the original Windows Command Shell so that the Python file can run to its end without the box getting closed?
I'm using VB.NET in Visual Studio 2008 in a Vista 64-bit OS. I'm trying to find an easy way (there must be one) to quickly retrieve from the registry the application file name and path to use in a Shell command to open a particular file. Specifically, I want the user in my app to be able to click on a PDF file and have the app open that PDF file using the application associated with PDF file types - Acrobat Reader, for example. Anyone have any suggestions as to proper coding & syntax for the following sequence?:
(1) Get name of .exe file associated with .pdf file type (most likely from the HKey Root Classes hive)
(2) Get path for the .exe file
(3) Shell("[pathname]appname.exe filename.pdf")
I've spent a couple of hours looking through the forums and haven't found what I'm looking for.
I'm just getting started in VB.net using vb.net 2010 . I thought what I had left to do today was simple but not to be.I am simply trying to open a zip file that the user has selected.No mater how I have tried to send the filename (with quotes added, chr(34) & selfilename, set permissions, confirm file is found) I get Error 53 File Not Found.
Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click Dim SelFileName As String Dim ReturnValue As Boolean SelFileName = ListBox1.SelectedItem 'Contains the full path and filename
If I use the shell command: notepadID = Shell("C:\WINDOWS\system32\notepad.exe", AppWinStyle.MaximizedFocus)When note pad opens I want to control the fileopen box. I can use the SendKeys.SendWait("%(FO)") to get the box opened but then how can I control the initial directory and the file type filter? I would much rather open the fileopen box in code and control it that way. How can I use the code below to control the fileopen on a process that the shell command opened up? [code]
1.i want to open a text file in the exe.using Shell "mathtype.exe" "Filename" ' Assume file contains "Hai" 2.I have to copy the content "Hai". 3.I have to paste/write the copied content in a text file, 4.Save the text file in "c:"
I need to open a *.py file in the shell (DOS) box, but it returns an error that no file was found at the specified path. But this path is completely correct. Unless Visual Basic are referencing to paths in another matter than C#? 'Cause I am developing in C# and referenced to VB to do this.
i am very new @ visual basic just worked in php and html before this i downloaded visual studio 2008 with sp1 before a few days and made my first steps whit it. i want to make something like an software package for myself just to trie out some things, and i would like to add (firefox.3.1.exe to MY RESOURCES, and after that i want to make something like a button and a button click event that when i clikc the button it opens the .exe file in my resourses and i can install it)so i know how to add it to my resources. so is there maybe any way to use SHELL to open a file called firefox_setup.exe in MY.RESOURCES?
How do I unregister an xla file?I one that got registered incorrectly and am having problems getting rid of it.It changes the behavior of all of my excel files, I have to use the ribbon to do insert, delete, copy, paste and when formulas are changed they do not refresh automatically. When you double click on the excel file to open I get the following windows error saying it cannot find the file but it is there. Windows cannot fine C:Users<my name>Documents<shortcut folder name><excel filename> (sk).xls. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.I used VB to display sheet events and everything appears to have the default values.
I have built an Access 2007 database with some data stored in it. I have managed to export data using VB2008 from that database to Excel 2007 and have it automatically draw charts based on this data and a query in the Visual Basic Code. One of the results looks like this:
how can I let VB.Net writes an excel 2007 file? For example, the data in a TextBox will be written to the excel file every 30 seconds.The enviroment is VS2008, .Net 3.5.I've just started VB for one month, so please give me a piece of code to help me understand. I tried to find the solution on the Internet, but none of the codes worked for me, some people mentioned import "Microsoft.Office.Interop" in the code, but if do that in my code, VS said that "Namespace or type in the Imports 'Microsoft.Office.Interop' doesn't contain any public member or cannot be found. Make sure the namespace or the type is defined and contains at least one public member. Make sure the imported element name doesn't use any aliases."
I'm developing a small application that creates Excel files with user details. I'm developing this in vb.net 2008 express edition under Windows XP SP2 and with Office 2003.My target PC is running Windows Vista. I'm able to run my program without any problem and even the Excel files get created without any problem on this PC.However, the problem is when I try to open one of these created files in Vista, I get a message like below:
"The file you are trying to open, "TestMe.xls", is in a different format than specified by the file extension. Verify that the file is not corrupted and is from a trusted source before opening the file. Do you want to open the file now?" If I click yes, it opens up properly. This is a headache as it opens up in my developing PC without any hassle. I'm sure its something to do with the Excel reference I've made in my PC (which is running Office 2003).How best can I save this file so it opens up in Excel 2007 without the above message.
I have this issue that occurs with me and driving me crazy i have a report that contains thousands of records and i need to export it to excel , but the excel normal extension .xls
is showing missing records at the end of the file , so i save my file as an .xlsx extension it saves correctly but when i open the file it generates an error
"Excel cannot open the file '<var>filename</var>.xlsx' because the file format for the file extension is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file."but when i test the file i drag it and open it in an empty notepad all the records shows up correctly
I have a windows form and I am attempting to create an excel file from a datatable that has already been created and i'm hitting a snag - the error is: The ':' character, hexadecimal value 0x3A, cannot be included in a name."I have a button to start the Export process, here's the
'here's all my imports for the form Imports DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Packaging Imports System.Text
I have an application the contains several excel files bundled with it. I'm not opening the files and processing them within my application. These files contain a data-connection to reload all of the pivot-tables within each excel file. I have a 'link' on my form, that when clicked, it determines which file to open and calls a sub using filename and executing Process.Start(filename) for any excel file I want to open. I have no problems opening any one of the files and then exiting excel.
The problem is when I 'close' a file, but don't exit Excel; then try to open another file(clicking link on form)... it creates a new instance of Excel.
I know from experimenting that the fileopendialog form will 'reuse' an existing Excel instance, IF it does not already have a file open.
How can I do the same thing without using the fileopendialog?
I don't want the end-user to have access to the folders where these files live. That's why I have multiple 'links' on my form, one for each xls that already exists. I just want them to be able to click on a link and the xls file opens AND if they choose to merely 'close' a file and not exit... Don't create a new instance of Excel, but re-use the existing one.
I have a VB.net program in which I call the Shell function. I would like to get the text output that is produced from this code in a file. However, this is not the return value of the executed code so I don't really know how to.
This program is a service but has access to the disk no problem as I already log other information. The whole service have multiple thread so I must also make sure that when the file is written it's not already accessed.
I have an Excel file with utilizes macros to allow a user to enter names of people and then double click on cells to enter ratings via radio buttons. When I open a blank file and enable the macros, I can add users, rate their skills using the radio buttons, etc. with no issue. I then SaveAs the file and continue working on it. once I Save and CLOSE the file, then go to re-open it, the trouble begins. Keep in mind, there is no alteration to the macros directly. Just entering data and using the form as intended. Here's what happens.
I reopen the file.I enter in the name of a person on one line. I go to the first box - double click on it.It is supposed to pop up a dialog box which allows me to choose a rating via radio button (as I had been doing before I closed the file). Instead, in that first column of ratings, it instead gives me the following error:
Runtime error '1004'Unable to set the LineStyle property of the Border class
When I hit "debug" this is the code it points to:
If ActiveCell.Column = leftb Then Range(Cells(ActiveCell.Row, leftb), Cells(ActiveCell.Row, rightb + 1)).Borders(xlEdgeTop).LineStyle = xlContinuous I have no idea why this would not work when I re-open the file!
note that when I go to click on the subsequent cells (there are 8 cells in which you provide ratings, moving across the columns with each cell) - the 2nd through 8th cells function fine. The dialog box pops up, the rating can be selected. it's just the FIRST cell that gives the issue What would possibly be the cause of this? We need users of this form to be able to save, close, and re-open it if needed.
I'm using a VB.net process to shell another exe process (which will wait until completion before processing is continued in the main app); however, I need to know if there is an error in the shelled exe process before continuing in the main app.
I'm trying to run batch files code within Visual Basic. I've been told you can do this using the Shell command, however I'm running into trouble with double quotes.As the Shell command syntax is Shell("codecodecode"), I'm not sure what to do when the batch file already contains quotes.
I am trying to execute a shell command with vb.net that includes variable from the vb.net code.I have experience with batch, and Unix scripting. I had to modify the contents of the code as it is confidential to me at the moment.Example of my problem:
Dim Variable1 As String = "Location_to_.exe" Dim Location As String = "UNC_Path_Goes_Here" Dim Options As String = "/Options go here"
Shell("cmd.exe", /C Variable1, Location, Options) This is something that must be run from CMD.exe and I am trying to do it this way to make it as dynamic as possible.
I've created a very basic WF Shell project which runs an EXE (xyz.exe) in the WF Shell project's Resource folder. I can get a command line working from the Shell to open the other EXE (xyz.exe). But, I can't get code to close the Shell project's other EXE (xyz.exe) once it is opened. The xyz.exe windows called by the Shell continues to stay open even if I pass a "close" command line to the Shell.
The following code (which Paul suggested in another posting) will not close the other (xyz.exe) EXE's running process (when called by the Shell). While the Shell seems to be able to return it's called subordinate EXE's (xyz.exe) ID, not sure how to use such an ID to close its process.
Imports System.Diagnostics Module Module1 Dim resourceFolder As String = Application.StartupPath & "Resources"
I've researched this - and have read the other posts on this forum so this isn't a request for the commands themselves.My issue is that I can't get the 'desktop background' (to change the picture) applet to run from the following:Call Shell("rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,0", 1)
what I get from changing the commands are the following:Desktop Icon Settings Call Shell("rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,0", 1)
If I increment up from 3 (desk.cpl,,3) to 4,5,6 etc it still only gives me resolution settings. I tried up to 15 but lost the will to live after that! I'm using Vista (and VB 2008) so not sure if this is the issue, but if anyone has any suggestions please - I'm all ears.