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Author Topic: Ask Reuben 30 - Front Call: execute vs shellExec vs launchUrl  (Read 3756 times)
Reuben B.
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« on: May 25, 2020, 08:21:58 am »

With Front Callís, there are three similar Front Calls, execute, shellExec, launchURL to do something on the front-end, the equivalent of a RUN on the back-end.  Which one should you use? and what can you pass as parameters to these Front Calls?

Only one, launchURL is available on all our front-ends so that should be your preference.  This is the equivalent of typing something into the address bar of a browser, or clicking on a hyperlink, and is capable or more than just opening a web page.

shellExec is the equivalent of double-clicking on a file in Windows Explorer, but can also do the equivalent of right-clicking on a file in Windows Explorer and selecting an action.

execute is the equivalent of executing a command at the Command Prompt application prompt.


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