Calling external programs

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dan.hutch
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Calling external programs

Post by dan.hutch » Mon May 23, 2011 9:38 pm

Hi all,

I've created some buttons in my project which I use to call several external programs, all are command line programs which I am passing arguments to e.g. wget. Problem is I want the programs to be called from C: rather than PRODIR:Programs/ so that the project can use the commands from the user's C: directory. Is it possible to stop Designer's default behaviour of copying the program to be used in the Programs drawer?

I can edit the script in CodeBench after working in Designer but wondering if there's a better solution I've missed?

Runing Designer 3.0 with Hollywood 4.8 on OS4.1

Thanks.

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Re: Calling external programs

Post by airsoftsoftwair » Mon May 23, 2011 10:06 pm

Simply use the "Run code" action event and enter something like:

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Execute("C:wget .....")
This allows you to bypass the PROGDIR: limitation of Designer!

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Re: Calling external programs

Post by dan.hutch » Mon May 23, 2011 11:49 pm

Thanks, works a treat!

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