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MSTG007

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Using autocad Bottons to open regualar OS Programs
« on: June 28, 2004, 08:11:07 PM »
Can you set a property to an acad button to open the windows calc.exe and explorer... outlook.exe... any other program installed on your pc?

and is it easy to do? just kinda curious!


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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2004, 09:29:27 PM »
this may not be the best way but try putting this in a button:

shell;calc.exe;

i used to have this as a button but i found it easier to just put a shortcut in my start menu

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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2004, 09:41:58 PM »
can that open other programs as well or just the calc.exe
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2004, 09:57:43 PM »
you can open anything with it...
Provided you supply the path to the executable
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2004, 07:33:30 AM »
Using startapp you can do lots of stuff.
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(startapp "C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\IEXPLORE.EXE" "www.theswamp.org")

Command: (startapp "notepad.exe" "new.txt")
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2004, 08:13:25 AM »
I have a few on my own partial menu...mainly used these buttons for development, but not too much anymore...

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^C^C(startapp "C:/Program Files/Microsoft Office/Office/WINWORD.EXE" "O:/DRAWINGS/Menus-Blocks/terra.mnu")

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^C^C(command"notepad"(findfile"acad.pgp"))

(This one goes well with editing your pgp file...
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^C^C_RE-INIT 16

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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2004, 10:19:38 AM »
This is my favorite:

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^C^C(startapp "c:/windows/explorer.exe" (getvar "DWGPREFIX"))


Opens explorer in the directory you're currently working in.