Re: Launch an .exe before program opens...
"RAB" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
I have created a dialog based program in VC++6. I want to launch a
Flash .exe to introduce my mfc program before the dialog based mfc
programs opens. However, the user would click the mfc .exe and I want
the Flash .exe to open without the user seeing any activity from the
dialog based mfc program. The Flash .exe runs for approx 3 seconds
and then closes itself.
I am using the ::ShellExecute() function to open the Flash .exe
However, when I put the ::ShellExecute() in
BOOL MyprogrmnameApp::InitInstance() I got an exception error.
You should use ShellExecuteEx() and not ShellExecute(). The benefit is you
can get a handle to the Flash.exe process. Then you can do a
WaitForSingleObject() of that handle so that your app waits in
InitInstance() for the Flash.exe program to exit. Then your app continues
initializing. Otherwise your app will continue initializing before the
Flash.exe process finishes. Perhaps something in doing that causes the
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