Why vbhide don't work in Windows Vista?

Discussion in 'Visual Basic ( VB )' started by gerardtroyan, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. gerardtroyan

    gerardtroyan New Member

    Dec 15, 2007
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    The next code works in XP but not in Windows Vista:

    Shell "c:\windows\system32\calc.exe", vbHide

    In XP execute the calculator (hide)
    but in windows vista show the window's calculator.

    The calculator is just a example.

    I tried in Windows Vista as administrator, but I get the same result.

    I tried with Visual Basic Script, but I get the same result.

    set shell = CreateObject("wscript.shell")
    shell.run "cmd /c calc.exe", vbhide

    I tried the ShellExecute function, but I get the same result.

    Please, help me.

    Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias _
    "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation _
    As String, ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters _
    As String, ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal _
    nShowCmd As Long) As Long

    Private Sub Form_Load()
    ShellExecute hwnd, "open", "C:\windows\system32\calc.exe", vbNullString, vbNullString, vbhide
    End Sub
  2. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    Jul 12, 2004
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    "c:\windows\system32\calc.exe", vbHide does not work in WinXP as well for me and the calculator is displayed. Can you please explain what works in XP clearly.

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