Q: Running Applications 
My problem is I can't figure out how to use the "shell" function. I guess the shell function does not accept variables (e. shell (variable,1) is not working.
Is there an other way to run a application? I mean when I click on an executable file I want to run it. I just can't figure out how.

A: Using the shell-command with variables is explained in the Q&A-section:
Another way to run files or executables is to use a associated filetype: http://www.kather.net/VisualBasicSource/vb4makingassociatedfiletype.txt

BTW I found this two and other resources/solutions using the Search-option on the site... just give it a try and you wil find more about 'SHELL' (also using it in VB5). http://pi1438.kub.nl:2080/win95/CGI-IndexWeb.exe/SEARCH Return