Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetProgramming & Design · 1 decade ago

How do you make VB save?

I'm having my project open a notepad.exe by using a Process. How can I make the program automatically save the notepad text file as "NotePad1" when it opens the notepad?

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  • piquet
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    you'd presumably have to do it by using 'sendkeys' to do a control + s (save).

    but to make this work more smoothly i'd suggest creating the filename in visual basic beforehand so that the user isn't asked for a filename and location.

    as windows works, if it is a new (untitled) text file then it will prompt for a filename which is why i suggest creating the blank text file (or with text in) in visual basic first then opening it in visual basic and doing the sendkeys equivalent to control + s to save it.

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