This function performs an action on a file. The file can be an executable file or a document.
WINSHELLAPI BOOL WINAPI ShellExecuteEx( LPSHELLEXECUTEINFO lpExecInfo );
- Long pointer to a SHELLEXECUTEINFO structure that contains and receives information about the application being executed.
Nonzero indicates success. Zero indicates failure. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.
If the function succeeds, it sets the hInstApp member of the SHELLEXECUTEINFO structure to the instance handle to the application that the function started. If the function fails, hInstApp is one of the SE_ERR_ error values indicating the cause of the failure. (An instance handle will always be greater than 32 and an error value less than 32.) Note that the SE_ERR_ error values are for compatibility with the ShellExecute function; use the GetLastError function to retrieve error information.
The error value returned by GetLastError corresponds to the SE_ERR_ values and is one of the values described in the following table.
|ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND||The specified file was not found.|
|ERROR_PATH_NOT_FOUND||The specified path was not found.|
|ERROR_DDE_FAIL||The DDE transaction failed.|
|ERROR_NO_ASSOCIATION||There is no application associated with the given file name extension.|
|ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED||Access to the specified file is denied.|
|ERROR_DLL_NOT_FOUND||One of the library files necessary to run the application cant be found.|
|ERROR_CANCELLED||The function prompted the user for the location of the application, but the user canceled the request.|
|ERROR_NOT_ENOUGH_MEMORY||There is not enough memory to perform the specified action.|
|ERROR_SHARING_VIOLATION||A sharing violation occurred.|
|Runs on||Versions||Defined in||Include||Link to|
|Windows CE OS||1.0 and later||Shellapi.h|
Note This API is part of the complete Windows CE OS package as provided by Microsoft. The functionality of a particular platform is determined by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and some devices may not support this API.
Last updated on Tuesday, July 13, 2004
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