Public Class ShellExecute
Public Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32" _
Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByRef hwnd As Integer, ByVal Operation As String,
ByVal Filename As String, ByVal Parameters As String,
ByVal Directory As String, ByVal ShowCommand As Integer) _
Private Declare Function GetDesktopWindow Lib "user32" () As Integer
Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) _
Dim ParentHandle As Integer = GetDesktopWindow()
Dim ShowMode As Integer = 1 'Normal
Dim result As Integer = ShellExecute(ParentHandle, "Open", "Sample.txt", "", ".", ShowMode)
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