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ST 4U 360: Starting External Programs in VA Smalltalk 2

March 22, 2013 9:39:24.273

Today's Smalltalk 4 You looks at some variations on calling external applications from VA Smalltalk. If you have trouble viewing it here in the browser, you can also navigate directly to YouTube. To watch now, click on the image below:

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Today we'll continue looking at starting external applications from within VA Smalltalk. Previously, we've looked at simply starting an external application - today we'll add command line arguments:

starter := AbtProgramStarter new. 
starter programName: 'C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe'.
starter programInput: 'http://www.jarober.com'.
starter startProgram

That's all there is to it - just make sure that your argument string is valid for the application in question.

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