Launching Applications indirect by their registered Documents

Does anybody know how it is possible to start a PDF in Acrobat or a movie in Windows Movieplayer just by "executing" the document itself without the knowledge of where the registered Application was installed. Just as if i click on it in the Explorer, i want the proper document-viewer be displayed (of course with the document in it)

thank you

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  • Easitest way:
    ShellExecute(hWnd, "open", "document name", NULL, SW_SHOWNORMAL)

    Replace document name with "c:\bla\bla.pdf" and Acrobat should run, replace with "http://www.bla.com" and IE should run and so forth.

    : Does anybody know how it is possible to start a PDF in Acrobat or a movie in Windows Movieplayer just by "executing" the document itself without the knowledge of where the registered Application was installed. Just as if i click on it in the Explorer, i want the proper document-viewer be displayed (of course with the document in it)
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    : thank you
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