Fscommand and loading external programs

how do i lauch programs with spaces?

This doesnt work for me but i am putting it up so you have an idea of what i am talking about:


fscommand ("exec", "program name.exe");

or a program and file

fscommand ("exec", "word.exe document.doc");

Thanks for you help


Hello flasharoo,
I’m not sure if this is the answer you are looking for, but I don’t use Get URL to open applications. I simply use Get URL. Get URL does a great job at opening applications and web pages on the web and in the hard drive. If the file is in the local directory itself, you can simply type (or use the Get URL statement):

on (release) {
getURL (“r help.txt”, “_blank”);

For blanks, you just add them in where it belongs. Like the code above, there is a space between the r and help. If the file is in a separate directory, simply type it in like C:\My Documents\Flash, etc. You can use the _blank window setting from the Get URL window to make the application load in a separate window. (IE often loads supported formats like PDF, DOC,etc. in’s interface itself.

I hope that helped. If you have any further questions or comments or, please don’t hesitate to reply back.

Kirupa Chinnathambi
[email protected]

I have a problem with flash, could you advise?