Launch


Category: System



Overview:



The Launch command will launch another program with the parameters you specify. You can opt to have the action wait for the application to complete or continue on without waiting.



Properties:


Execute Command

This is where you enter the path and filename of the file you want to launch. Generally this should be a file with an EXE extension. However, you can also launch document files (such as a *.DOC file or a *.MP3 file) if they are associated with a player.

Parameters

These parameters will be passed to the application as it is launched.

Start Folder

This is the folder that will be the "current folder" for the application when it is started. Leave this blank, and the start folder will be assumed to be the path of the file being launched.

Start Method

This is either Shell or System. In order to launch documents, it must be set to Shell. Shell recognises any associations to file extentions or URL schemes, and so you can execute a document (*.txt) or a url (https://www.google.com).

Timeout

Setting the timeout to a value greater than zero will cause the command to wait for the launched process to exit for the specified number of milliseconds. If the application exits sooner than the timeout value, then the command will process the command delay (delay value on the far right of the command) time just as any other command does.