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Andrea Raimondi

Opening a document in FMX without custom code

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I know the code from Jim to open URLs, for example, but I am more looking for something like ShellExecute on Windows but cross platform.

Any ideas?



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There is no cross-platform way to open a path/url.  Every platform has different requirements, so you need platform-specific coding.

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There are many ways, lots of different nuances on exactly how you want to execute something on the different platforms.


Having said that. the following is probably close to what you are asking for:

class procedure TShell.Open(sCommand: string);
  ShellExecute(0, 'OPEN', PChar(sCommand), '', '', SW_SHOWNORMAL);
  _system(PAnsiChar('open ' + AnsiString(sCommand)));


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