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Run Application Action


This Action executes an application or opens a document by executing the associated application.


Application Path:

Insert executable file here, as a complete file path.

Command Line Arguments:

Add extra arguments that would go after the executable file name. For example, you could enter notepad.exe in the Application Path, and a specific text file in the Command Line Arguments.

Working Folder:

Enter the full path of the folder to work out of, if applicable.

Window Style:

Choose the appearance and size of your application Window when it opens.

After Application Launch:

Choose whether the next action execute immediately, or wait until the program loads or completes.

Do not wait more than:

Determines whether there is a maximum wait time, and how long before forcing a continue.

Store Process Id into:

Enter a name to be the Variable that will store the Process ID output. This will be a numeric value.

Store Main Window Handle into:

Enter a name to be the Variable that will store the Window Handle. When opening a new Window, this will catch the value of the Window Handle, and store it in this Variable. A Window Handle is useful to specifically identify a Window in a later action.

Store Exit Code into:

Enter a name to be the Variable that will store the Application Exit Code as a numeric value.

Other uses:

Display the contents of a folder:

You can use this action to display a folder inside Windows Explorer. This can be useful if, for example, the Process has just unzipped some files and needs to display them to the user. Simply set "Application path" to "explorer" and "Command Line Arguments" to the folder. (e.g., C:\unzipped).