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Re: Re: Re: How to 'invoke' a PDF file on Win32

by jsprat (Curate)
on Apr 23, 2002 at 16:59 UTC ( [id://161372]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: How to 'invoke' a PDF file on Win32
in thread How to 'invoke' a PDF file on Win32

Here's a better solution, using the ShellExecute API. This works as-is:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; #use diagnostics; use warnings; use Win32::API; my $ShellExecute = new Win32::API("shell32", "ShellExecute", [qw(N P P + P P N)], 'N'); my $hWnd; $ShellExecute->Call($hWnd, 'open', 'c:/rc.d.pdf', undef, undef, 1);

Try perldoc Win32::API, then find a good API reference. A lot of VB oriented sites will have good info.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: How to 'invoke' a PDF file on Win32
by svad (Pilgrim) on Apr 23, 2002 at 17:08 UTC

    Thank you!

    That is exactly what I've searched for... Now I will test it on different Win32 platforms and will use this.

    Warmest wishes,

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