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Topic: Problem opening fdf with vb
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 100848
From: burkertjoe
Date: 11/19/2003 01:34 AM

I am trying to open up a fdf (and the associated PDF) using vb.

If the fdf is on the local drive, IT DOES NOT WORK (the application 'blinks' and nothing happens -- no error messages or freezing or running in the background) AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY. The command to open it in vb is below:
retval = Shell("C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE D:\forms\aform.fdf", vbMaximizedFocus)


(1) If the fdf is on a web server it works (i.e.,)
retval = Shell("C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE", vbMaximizedFocus)

(2) Both the aform.fdf files point to a pdf file on the local drive
/F (d:\\forms\\aform.pdf)/

(3) If I double-click on D:\forms\aform.fdf from the windows explorer, it works.

(4) If I open D:\forms\aform.fdf use the internet browser, it works.

Any thoughts or comments are welcome.



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