Find and run an external file automatically. This is an example of code.
Version 126.96.36.199: EXE | PUB
Note: The functions below are alternatives to the PUB. The functions are NeoBook functions that take parameters and will then find the file in one step.
|| This function searches by using the Microsoft “dir” command.
|| This version of the function may be faster. This version does two things differently.
- Stops searching after the first match is found.
- Searches across directories, rather than down. In other words, all top-layer subdirectories are searched before moving to lower layers.
Required functions and plugins
- Some EXE files are compressed with UPX. This may cause a false-positive alert with certain antivirus applications.
- Unless noted otherwise, applications are freeware and have been tested under Microsoft Windows XP Professional. Microsoft Windows Vista is known to handle various issues differently, including audio mixers, audio settings, user accounts, and administrative permissions.
- Some applications may require administrative rights to the computer.
- Some applications have embedded files that are not provided with pubs, but these are not usually central to understanding how the pub works.
- Some applications create a single registry entry to save the location of the application window.
- setPubTitle was revised on 19 June 2008.
- Some applications overwrite text files in the application’s directory. Putting applications in their own directories is recommended.
- Initialization files may need to be deleted when updating with new versions. Some initialization files may contain important settings or other information.
- Version histories are available
- A Windows security update may prevent opening of CHM files that are downloaded from the Internet. To resolve this problem, clear the “Always ask before opening this file” check box in the Open File-Security Warning dialog box, and then click Open. If you click “Open” without clearing the checkbox, the help file’s table of contents will appear, but the body text will not. This is an issue only if you download the CHM file directly. The EXE file contains the CHM file and can display it without difficulty.
- Due to a virus issue reported by NeoSoft Corp., applications were recompiled on 19 August 2009. If you have any difficulties, please let me know.
- See FileIdentify for manual identification of file