open file versus launch commands

James Cass cassj at earthlink.net
Sun Jan 16 17:57:56 EST 2005


Stephen -

"launch" should work within the IDE without having to build the 
standalone.  You can put the following code in a button as a test.  It 
even works in a multiline message box, using just the 5 lines of code 
within the mouseup handler.

on mouseUp
   answer file "Choose a text file to open..."
   put it into targetFile
   answer file "Choose your Text editor application..."
   put it into textEditorApp
   launch targetFile with textEditorApp
end mouseUp

HTH...James


On Jan 16, 2005, at 3:23 PM, Stgoldberg at aol.com wrote:

>
> Thanks to James for the advice to try to use the "launch" command 
> rather than
> the "open file" command to open a file in the same folder as the 
> Revolution
> application.   The launch command does work on opening an application 
> but only
> after the Revolution program has been built as a standalone.   Am I 
> correct in
> that   one needs to first build a standalone for the launch command to 
> work?
>  Also, when should the "open file " command be used as opposed to the 
> launch
> command?   Thanks.
> Steve Goldberg
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