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Short:Launch Windows Apps From UAE (+Source)
Author:Mark Harman
Uploader:Mark Harman (mark harman ntlworld com)
Type:util/misc
Version:1.1
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Date:2009-02-02
Download:http://aminet.net/util/misc/winlaunch.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/util/misc/winlaunch.readme
Downloads:837
This is a simple utility for WinUAE ( http://www.winuae.net ) that allows 
you to launch Windows programs from within WinUAE. One possible use of this 
is setting up programs such as email and news clients to launch URLs under 
your Windows browser when you double click on them.

Installation
============
- Copy winlaunch to c: on the Amiga side (or somewhere in your path).
- Copy winlaunch.alib into a drawer named 'winuae_dll' (create it if it does 
  not exist) in your WinUAE folder on the Windows side (eg,
  c:\winuae\winuae_dll).

Additional Files In The Archive
===============================

- gotoURL.rx : A replacement ARexx script for programs such as YAM
  (rename to 'GotoURL.yam') and NewsCoaster to make URLs open under Windows
  when you doubleclick on them.
- The source, along with some documentation which hopefully helps to explain
  how to use WinUAE's native interface :)

Usage
=====

Run with:

winlaunch command

To launch 'command' under Windows. For example:

winlaunch notepad
winlaunch http://www.amiga.com

Or more generally:

winlaunch [/FLAG] command [parm1 [parm2 [ ... ] ] ]

I.e., you can list as many parameters as you like to be passed to the Windows
command.

An optional FLAG may be passed as follows:

/SW_HIDE
/SW_MAXIMIZE
/SW_MINIMIZE
/SW_RESTORE
/SW_SHOW
/SW_SHOWDEFAULT
/SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED
/SW_SHOWMINIMIZED
/SW_SHOWMINNOACTIVE
/SW_SHOWNA
/SW_SHOWNOACTIVATE
/SW_SHOWNORMAL

This flag will be passed as the "nShowCmd" argument to the "ShellExecute"
function under Windows. See
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb762153(VS.85).aspx for details. The
default is SW_SHOWNORMAL.

For example:

winlaunch /SW_SHOWNA notepad

To launch notepad in the background, without minimizing WinUAE (note that this
doesn't seem to work with all Windows applications - some will always force
their window to the front, and minimize WinUAE).

Limitations
===========

One might think that one use of this would be to launch/view files with
Windows programs (eg, viewing a movie or editing an image). But 
unfortunately there is the problem that the paths used by Windows and
AmigaOS-under-WinUAE are different; you have to give the Windows path for
any filenames given as parameters. And indeed, if you are using a hardfile
rather than a Windows directories under WinUAE, then there's no way that
the file can be accessed at all.

As a result, the usefulness of the utility is limited, but hopefully some
might fine it useful :)

History
=======

Version 1.1 (2009/01/31)

ADDED "FLAG" option.

Version 1.0 (2003/06/24)

First release.

Other Information
=================

This has been tested on WinUAE 0.8.22r7, running with Windows 2000 and XP,and
AmigaOS 3.9. Please send bug reports, suggestions etc to me at mark dot harman
at ntlworld dot com. If it fails to work, please tell me what command(s) you
were trying, what text it outputted, along with details of your system.

WinLaunch was compiled using StormC 3 and Borland C++ 4.

Mark
31 January 2009
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/mark.harman/


Contents of util/misc/winlaunch.lha
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[generic]                  128     148  86.5% -lh5- 4c6c Feb  2 11:16 WinLaunch/gotoURL.rx
[generic]                  149     800  18.6% -lh5- d932 Feb  2 11:16 WinLaunch/src/asm_funcs.s
[generic]                 1446    4506  32.1% -lh5- 6b95 Feb  2 11:16 WinLaunch/src/winlaunch.bpr
[generic]                 1076    4584  23.5% -lh5- 887f Feb  2 11:16 WinLaunch/src/winlaunch.cpp
[generic]                 1577    5150  30.6% -lh5- dcd3 Feb  2 11:16 WinLaunch/src/winlaunch_ami.cpp
[generic]                  535    1333  40.1% -lh5- b27c Feb  2 11:16 WinLaunch/src/winlaunch_ami.¶
[generic]                  223     547  40.8% -lh5- 21ba Feb  2 11:16 WinLaunch/src/winlaunch_shared.h
[generic]                  958    1984  48.3% -lh5- e817 Feb  2 11:16 WinLaunch/src/winlaunchsrc.txt
[generic]                  654    1668  39.2% -lh5- 66a5 Feb  2 11:16 WinLaunch/src/winuaesupport.h
[generic]                13182   27760  47.5% -lh5- 0739 Feb  2 11:16 WinLaunch/winlaunch
[generic]                24935   48640  51.3% -lh5- c118 Feb  2 11:16 WinLaunch/winlaunch.alib
[generic]                 1652    3352  49.3% -lh5- 00b3 Feb  2 11:16 WinLaunch/winlaunch.readme
[generic]                  851     956  89.0% -lh5- ee3d Feb  2 11:16 WinLaunch/winlaunch.readme.info
[generic]                 1361    1694  80.3% -lh5- bd9c Feb  2 11:16 WinLaunch.info
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 Total        14 files   48727  103122  47.3%            Feb  2 21:41

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