RE: Opening .exe from .chm file

Subject: RE: Opening .exe from .chm file
From: "Leslie Johnson" <lesliej -at- microsoft -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 16:55:45 -0700

David, re: "opens my .exe file in another directory": sorry about
that...I wasn't very clear. I'm sure this is a really common situation,
where there are multiple setup.exe files for a product, and they live in
separate directories, as does the .chm file. I'm trying to open the
setup.exe files in those remote directories from the .chm file, in a
Documents directory.

In fact, one question I have is what syntax you would use to point to an
.exe in a directory that's named with a long file name that uses spaces
(in this case, the specific location is "Url Encrypt Object/setup.exe").
So far, I have:

<Object id=type="application/x-oleobject"

<PARAM name="Command"value="Shortcut">
<PARAM name="Button"value="Text:Click to open Setup.exe">
<PARAM name="Item1"value=",setup,../URL Encrypt Object/setup.exe,">


When I compile & click the button, I open a Usage error for the Windows
2000 Setup executable. Clearly, I'm doing something wrong. Any ideas?


-----Original Message-----
From: David Knopf [mailto:david -at- knopf -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2001 4:43 PM
To: Leslie Johnson; TECHWR-L
Subject: RE: Opening .exe from .chm file

Leslie Johnson wrote:

| Thanks, David! I'm using HHW, and I've gotten as far as inserting the
| Shortcut Control, but I'm having trouble with some of the parameters
| the ActiveX Control wizard (I've never done this before, so please
| with me). I'm slowly working through the help supplied with HHW to try
| to figure out how to implement the shortcut so it opens my .exe file
| another directory. Any tips?


I don't have any general tips. I haven't (as far as I can recall) ever
the wizard in HHW. If you have specific questions, I'll try to shed
light I can. Btw, I'm not sure what you mean by "opens my .exe file in
another directory."

David Knopf (mailto:david -at- knopf -dot- com)
Knopf Online (
Tel: 415.550.8367

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