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Windows 7: How can I write a batch file that opens a file in a program?

02 Jun 2014   #11

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

The command window is waiting for vlc to finish so it can't close.

You can get a windowless VBS script to do the same thing. Make a text file containing the following and call it RunVLCNoTaskbar.vbs or something similar and associate with your video files.
Set oWSH = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

s = ""
for a = 0 to WScript.Arguments.Count - 1
  s = s & " " & WScript.Arguments(a)

Call RunWait("C:\Users\xxxxxx\Documents\HideTaskbar\HideTaskbar.exe")
Call RunWait("""C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLANold\VLC\vlc.exe"" " & s)
Call RunWait("C:\Users\xxxxxx\Documents\HideTaskbar\ShowTaskbar.exe")


' ***
' *** Function Definitions
' ***

Sub RunWait (sTestEXE)
    Dim oExec
    Set oExec = oWSH.Exec(sTestEXE)
    Do While oExec.Status = 0
        WScript.Sleep 100
End Sub

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03 Jun 2014   #12

win7 64bit Ult. using: XP Mode, in English or Español, SUA, Bitlocker

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Add %* after the call to VLC. That will pass all parameters given to the bat fil onto VLC>
Pretty cool trick....
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