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Topic: Can an action launch a file with parameters?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 37413
From: Geoff Austin
Date: 3/27/2002 02:29 AM

I'm creating a plugin that adds an action to an existing PDF file using VC++.

I can use this code to create the new action :

char commandLine[200];
sprintf(commandLine, "temp.exe");
CosObj pdCosObj = CosNewString(cosDoc, true, commandLine, strlen(commandLine));
PDFileSpec pdFileSpec = PDFileSpecFromCosObj(pdCosObj);
PDAction newPdAction = PDActionNewFromFileSpec(pdDoc, ASAtomFromString("Launch"), pdFileSpec);

And the file is launched OK. But if I use
sprintf(commandLine, "temp.exe %s", paramStr);

then as the string is no longer a valid filename, the action doesn't work.

How can I add a parameter to the filename and get Acrobat to launch it?

Thanks in advance,

Senior Software Designer
The Open University, UK

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