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  1. #1
    Tom Kelly
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    Default Launching my app from a5init.exe

    Hello,

    I am trying to get my A5 application to launch from the A5init.exe short cut on my desktop. Thus far I have only been able to access the database using the "Run an Application" option on the file menu. I did read in the realse notes that came with my Alpha 5 software (ver. 1.02)that this can be done by running the command; c:\a5\a5.exe\ -a=c:\a5\xxx.apd at the dos promt. This seems to work fine and will launch my app dirctly from the command promt, however, when I close the application and click on the icon on my desktop it launches tha a5 control panel.

    Does anyone know how I can make this command persistant
    everytime I click on the A5 Icon? Do I have to edit my autoexec.bat (I'm running Win98se).

    Thank's in advance for any responce.

    Tom Kelly

  2. #2
    Andy Neufell
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    Default RE: Launching my app from a5init.exe

    Tom,
    Open the properties for your desktop shortcut and place your information "c:\a5\a5.exe\ -a=c:\a5\xxx.apd" in the target section.

  3. #3
    Thomas Henkel
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    Default RE: Launching my app from a5init.exe

    Change th command in your shortcut to be:

    "c:\a5\a5.exe -a=c:\a5\xxx.apd"

    Then it should work OK.

    Tom

  4. #4
    Tom Kelly
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    Default RE: Launching my app from a5init.exe

    Thanks for Your Help!!

    I enter The command where you told me and it fired right up.
    I hope this will help anyone else haveing the same problem.

    Thanks again,

    Tom

  5. #5
    Thomas Henkel
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    Default RE: Launching my app from a5init.exe

    Ten years of this stuff, every once-in-a-while, I get it right.

    Glad I could help.



    Tom

  6. #6
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    Marion McCall
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    Default RE: Launching my app from a5init.exe

    What is the advantage of launching the app from a5init.exe rather than just a5.exe? Sorry if this is a stupid question.

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