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james wilson

Joined: Nov 17, 2001
Posts: 15
Is it possible to start and close applications such as MS Word or Internet Explorer in a standalone java application? if so, how?
Thanks in advance
Cindy Glass
"The Hood"

Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
Well, yes, but in some cases it may make your application OS dependant, and you may have to know where stuff is.
Runtime.getRuntime().exec("notepad somefile.txt");
Cindy Glass
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform
Co-author of Java 2 Certification Passport

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