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Need to identify the executable application file that opens pdf files

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My client's system recently upgraded from Acro Reader 11.0 to Adobe Pro.  To open pdf files from within a database, I need to identify the path & file that opens pdf files.  Any help is greatly appreciated!!!!

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Need to identify the executable application file that opens pdf files

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My client's system recently upgraded from Acro Reader 11.0 to Adobe Pro.  To open pdf files from within a database, I need to identify the path & file that opens pdf files.  Any help is greatly appreciated!!!!

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Hi michael21122112,

Please let me know the version of OS installed at the clients end?

There will be a desktop icon of Acrobat application.

Regards,

Aadesh

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Windows has an API for this, FindExecutable.

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Actually, no, if you want to open files it is far better NOT to be concerned with which file does it. Instead use the ShellExecute API (not Shell), which takes care of syntax details in the command line; essentially a programmatic "double click".

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