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Using Director MX I'm trying to make a menu (as a Projector) that will launch some demo applications. This menu and all the demo apps will be on a CD. The menu app is in the root and each demo is in its own folder e.g. \Yiagen\start.exe In the menu app I have a button and I put this code in the button: on mouseUp open "Yiagen\start.exe" end When I use this app to launch "Yiagen\start.exe" the Yiagen app hangs (permanent Widows hourglass). If I dbl click "Yiagen\start.exe" in Windows Explorer everything works fine. I must also mention that in ...

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    Default problem launching external app

    Using Director MX I'm trying to make a menu (as a Projector) that will
    launch some demo applications. This menu and all the demo apps will be on a
    CD. The menu app is in the root and each demo is in its own folder e.g.
    \Yiagen\start.exe

    In the menu app I have a button and I put this code in the button:

    on mouseUp
    open "Yiagen\start.exe"
    end

    When I use this app to launch "Yiagen\start.exe" the Yiagen app hangs
    (permanent Widows hourglass). If I dbl click "Yiagen\start.exe" in Windows
    Explorer everything works fine. I must also mention that in my Projector I
    also have a "hold on this frame behavior" in order to achieve a static menu
    page. (don't know if this could cause the hang-up)

    What can I do to make this work?
    --
    Best regards,
    Al Brassell
    [url]www.brassellgroup.com[/url]

    Multimedia Specialist


    Al Brassell Guest

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    Default Re: problem launching external app

    on mouseUp
    open the moviePath & "Yiagen\start.exe"

    end

    Michael Hamstra


    "Al Brassell" <abrassellbrassellgroup.com> wrote in message
    news:bmgvmn$3v$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > Using Director MX I'm trying to make a menu (as a Projector) that will
    > launch some demo applications. This menu and all the demo apps will be on
    a
    > CD. The menu app is in the root and each demo is in its own folder e.g.
    > \Yiagen\start.exe
    >
    > In the menu app I have a button and I put this code in the button:
    >
    > on mouseUp
    > open "Yiagen\start.exe"
    > end
    >
    > When I use this app to launch "Yiagen\start.exe" the Yiagen app hangs
    > (permanent Widows hourglass). If I dbl click "Yiagen\start.exe" in Windows
    > Explorer everything works fine. I must also mention that in my Projector I
    > also have a "hold on this frame behavior" in order to achieve a static
    menu
    > page. (don't know if this could cause the hang-up)
    >
    > What can I do to make this work?
    > --
    > Best regards,
    > Al Brassell
    > [url]www.brassellgroup.com[/url]
    >
    > Multimedia Specialist
    >
    >

    Michael Hamstra Guest

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    Default Re: problem launching external app

    mat need a fully defined path to application, if the application folders
    are sub-folders of the one containing the projector you can use the form;

    open the pathname & "Yiagen\start.exe"
    JB Guest

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