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    Batch files (WinXP PRO Sp-2 )

    How can you write "batch files" that will run within the Windows environment, as opposed to via the cmd window?

    Simple stuff, like copying, renaming, deleting files... Vbasic?

    ??

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    Re: Batch files (WinXP PRO Sp-2 )

    You can write VBScript files, i.e. text files with extension .vbs.

    However, VBScript is harder to debug than the closely related Visual Basic for Applications, so you may want to become familiar with VBA before attempting to create VBScript.

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    Re: Batch files (WinXP PRO Sp-2 )

    Hans:

    I've been starting VBA... As it happens, the book I got is real hard for me to read with my (poor) eyes... But I'm getting' there...

    At least I know I'm on the right track then... The focus of this book is on VBA with Access as opposed to with WinXP...

    I'll poke around...

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    Re: Batch files (WinXP PRO Sp-2 )

    there are many websites around that have source code that you can use for free. you could try googling visual basic or VBA to find these sites, then search for "batch" or whatever it is you are looking for. you should come up with a few relative results to help you on your way.
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    Re: Batch files (WinXP PRO Sp-2 )

    John:

    Good idea... I'll look at some of Google's feeds this eve...

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