Open File With Associated Application [C#]
This example demonstrates how to open file with an associated program. It shows, how to open text document in notepad, how to open image in a default viewer or how to open url address in a default web browser.
Applications are launched using Process.Start method. The file path or url is passed as a parameter.[C#]
// open text file in notepad (or another default text editor) System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(@"c:\textfile.txt");[C#]
// open image in default viewer System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(@"c:\image.jpg");[C#]
// open url in default web browser System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("http://www.csharp-examples.net");[C#]
// open PDF file System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(@"c:\document.pdf");
Similarly you can open Word document or any other file from your .NET application.
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