C# and System.Diagnostics.Process.Start

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I am running the following line of code within a non-web C#

System.Diagnostics.Process.Start ("rundll32.exe
C:\\windows\\system32\\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen " + fileName);

where fileName = C:\Reports\D\2005-07-14\ActualTimesPage0001.emf

I receive the following error:

System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file
at System.Diagnostics.Process.Start()
at System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(ProcessStartInfo startInfo)
at System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(String fileName)

I have registered shimgvw.dll as prior postings have suggested using
"regsvr32 shimgvw.dll." I have also verified as prior postings have
suggested the registry setting for the emffile folder command is
rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen %1

I do not receive an error when I run the command on the command line.

Your help will greatly be appreciated.

Thank you,
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Here is a possible solution that I found.

    // First create a ProcessStartInfo object.
    // First parameter the rundll32.exe command.
    // Second parameter the shimgvw.dll command along with the file name.
    System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo f = new
    "C:\\windows\\system32\\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen " +
    fileName.TrimEnd (null));
    // Pass the ProcessStartInfo object to the Start function.
    System.Diagnostics.Process.Start (f);
    catch (Exception ex)
    System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine (ex.ToString ());
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