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Topic: linkaction - launching a file with a parameter
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 118426
From: Geoff Austin
Date: 9/9/2004 03:44 AM

I can create a linkAction that launches a file, but I'd like to add a parameter that the launched file executes. The docs say it's possible, so what have I missed?

My code to create the link is :

CosDoc cosDoc = PDDocGetCosDoc(pdDoc);
CosObj cosDict = CosNewDict(cosDoc, false, 0);
CosObj cosFileDict = CosNewDict(cosDoc, false, 0);

CosDictPut(cosFileDict, ASAtomFromString("F"), CosNewString(cosDoc, false, "launch.exe", 10));
CosDictPut(cosFileDict, ASAtomFromString("P"), CosNewString(cosDoc, false, "param", 5));

CosDictPut(cosDict, ASAtomFromString("S"), CosNewName(cosDoc, false, ASAtomFromString("Launch")));
CosDictPut(cosDict, ASAtomFromString("F"), cosFileDict);

PDAction newPdAction = PDActionFromCosObj(cosDict);

PDLinkAnnotSetAction(pdAnnot, newPdAction);

Which gives me :

/A << /S /Launch /F
<< /F (launch.exe)/P (param)>> >>
/Border [ 0 0 0 ]
/StructParent 1

The /P (param) is there, but is never passed to the exe. Any suggestions?



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