View Full Version : Open PDF in VB6 help!!!!!!!
08-10-2009, 08:08 PM
Hi, I need to open a PDF from an install CD when the “installation instruction” box is clicked. I have everything programmed except this.
I am having trouble getting Adobe reader to open the file on the CD. Also I want it to use any version of reader that the person may have installed on the local drive. But install reader 9 if no version is detected.
Can this be done? if so anyone have some code to do it???
08-10-2009, 08:50 PM
You can do it with the ShellExecute API call in Windows. http://www.vbaccelerator.com/codelib/shell/shellex.htm
08-10-2009, 09:29 PM
Thanks, looked at thew link, bit over my head. i had a guy doing things for me but he is no longer around.
anyone what to work with me on this. (for $$$$ of course)
e-mail me tedneese at hotmail dot com
below is what i am trying to do.
Private Sub imgGraphics_Click(Index As Integer)
Dim strPath As String 'Path String
Dim strPath2 As String '2nd path string
Dim intFreeFile As Integer 'File handle
'Path to setup
strPath = App.Path & "\setup.exe"
'Path for readme file
strPath2 = App.Path & "\readme\install_instructions.pdf"
If Index = 2 Then
'Hide the form
'Call setup program
Shell strPath, vbNormalFocus
'Unload the form
ElseIf Index = 3 Then
'Unload splash screen
'Open readme document
Shell "\reader\AcroRd32.exe \readme\install_instructions.pdf"
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