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    Call a batch file from a command button...

    Hi all, I am very new to VB, and I have a button that I want to execute a command (batch file) from a file location, and once it launches the batch file I would like my VB program to close... Lets call the file CommandScript.cmd and the location is C:\MyFile

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        Private Sub Button3_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button3.Click
    
    
    ' Where the file is called and executed...this is where I am completely stuck
    
    
        End Sub
    End Class

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    Re: Call a batch file from a command button...

    You can start a process to run the batch file and then close your application.
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    Process.Start("full path to the batch file here")
    Me.Close() '<<< Use this if your button is on the main form
    Application.Exit '<<< Or use this if your button is not on the main form.
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    Re: Call a batch file from a command button...

    To open the bat file ...

    Process.Start("C:\MyFile\CommandScript.cmd")

    To close the VB program ... well, that's a matter of some dispute.

    Application.Exit

    .. is the quick and dirty method but you'll find at least a dozen different opinions on whether it's the best!

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