Runs a program in a new process.
object.Run(strCommand, [intWindowStyle], [bWaitOnReturn])
The Run method returns an integer. The Run method starts a program running in a new Windows process. You can have your script wait for the program to finish execution before continuing. This allows you to run scripts and programs synchronously. Environment variables within the argument strCommand are automatically expanded. If a file type has been properly registered to a particular program, calling run on a file of that type executes the program. For example, if Word is installed on your computer system, calling Run on a *.doc file starts Word and loads the document. The following table lists the available settings for intWindowStyle.
|0||Hides the window and activates another window.|
|1||Activates and displays a window. If the window is minimized or maximized, the system restores it to its original size and position. An application should specify this flag when displaying the window for the first time.|
|2||Activates the window and displays it as a minimized window.|
|3||Activates the window and displays it as a maximized window.|
|4||Displays a window in its most recent size and position. The active window remains active.|
|5||Activates the window and displays it in its current size and position.|
|6||Minimizes the specified window and activates the next top-level window in the Z order.|
|7||Displays the window as a minimized window. The active window remains active.|
|8||Displays the window in its current state. The active window remains active.|
|9||Activates and displays the window. If the window is minimized or maximized, the system restores it to its original size and position. An application should specify this flag when restoring a minimized window.|
|10||Sets the show-state based on the state of the program that started the application.|
The following VBScript code opens a copy of the currently running script with Notepad.
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") WshShell.
Run"%windir%\notepad " & WScript.ScriptFullName
The following VBScript code does the same thing, except it specifies the window type, waits for Notepad to be shut down by the user, and saves the error code returned from Notepad when it is shut down.
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") Return = WshShell.
Run("notepad " & WScript.ScriptFullName, 1, true
The following VBScript code opens a command window, changes to the path to C:\ , and executes the DIR command.
Dim oShell Set oShell = WScript.CreateObject ("WSCript.shell") oShell.run "cmd /K CD C:\ & Dir" Set oShell = Nothing