Excel Shell RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have written a C# program.  All users can directly run the exe with no issue.  We have an excel file with a button to launch the exe with the Shell as follows

    strBomAppPath = "Z:\Jet Reports\BomExplodeAndSub.exe"
    varProc = Shell(strBomAppPath, 1)

    Some users can use the excel  button to launch the exe with no issue.  However others are failing to connect to the database.  If they are able to run the exe directly why won't it work for them through excel vba?

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 3:37 PM

All replies

  • Hello Morath,

    What do you want to do with the excel via the C# program? 

    If you use the Shell in Word VBA, will you get the error.

    If you use the Shell in a applicatio, will you get the error?

    Best Regards,


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    Thursday, February 8, 2018 7:46 AM