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Launch application

This task type allows launching application, script, batch file, opening document or Internet page.

Executable file name
Enter the application’s executable file name in the Executable file name field. You can also click the Browse button to find the application’s executable file on your computer disks or click the Lookup button to select application from the list of applications installed on your computer.

To open document, enter its path and file name in the field Executable file name. Documents, types of which are registered in your system, will open automatically. If document type is not registered in the system, but you know, which application should open it – you can enter the application’s executable file name in the Executable file name field and specify the document’s path and file name in the Command line arguments field.

To open Internet page: in the field Executable file name enter the page’s URL (like this: http://www.southsoftware.com/).

If you need to launch some Windows Explorer features such as My Computer, Recycle Bin, etc. please read the following topics:
Start tasks with Explorer
Start tasks with RunDLL

Command line arguments
Command line arguments for selected executable file. Professional and Network Editions: command line may include any combination of the following arguments:

Argument Description
%tempfile% (can be used with indexes: %tempfile1%, %tempfile2%, etc.) Will be replaced by name of a temporary file.
%tempfiledel% (can be used with indexes: %tempfiledel1%, %tempfiledel2%, etc.) Will be replaced by name of a temporary file. The temporary file will be deleted when task execution is complete.
%tempfilelog% (can be used with indexes: %tempfilelog1%, %tempfilelog2%, etc.) Will be replaced by name of a temporary file. The temporary file content will be added to the log file when task execution is complete.
%tempfilelogdel% (can be used with indexes: %tempfilelogdel1%, %tempfilelogdel2%, etc.) Will be replaced by name of a temporary file. The temporary file content will be added to the log file and the temporary will be deleted when task execution is complete.
%actionschedule% Will be replaced by name of the action that caused task execution.
%actiontime% Will be replaced by time of start of task execution.
%actionsource% Will be replaced by action source information.
%actionsourceextra% Will be replaced by action source extra information.
%lasterrorcode% Will be replaced by LastErrorCode.
%lastexitcode% Will be replaced by LastExitCode.

Start in this folder
The folder, which is set as the start folder for the running task. Many programs search for their auxiliary files in the start folder. To make sure that your scheduled program finds its auxiliary files, specify the correct path in this field.

Initial window state
Application’s initial window state. Scheduled application’s new window will be open in the state specified here (Normal, Minimized, Maximized, Normal and no active, Minimized and no active).

Run the application in the hidden state
Application will be launched in hidden window.

Do not wait for the application terminated
Application will be launched without waiting for its termination. If this option is checked the value of Exit code is unknown (Professional and Network Editions only).

Save the stdout to the log
Save application’s stdout and stderr outputs to the log file (Professional and Network Editions only).

Terminate the application if it is running for
Terminate application if it is running for the specified time (Professional and Network Editions only).

Returning codes
Error code: Error code of launching the application
Exit code: Exit code returned by the launched application

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Current Version: 4.4.0.615
The following prices are based on a single order:
Basic Edition 32 and 64-bit$ 39.95 USD
Professional Edition 32 and 64-bit$ 59.95 USD
Network Edition 32 and 64-bit$ 149.95 USD
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I use Advanced Task Scheduler to run my backups jobs. After performing a backup by standard Windows 2003 Server means, Advanced Task Scheduler launches a script which copies files. I am glad I chose your program.

Rob Hannigan

.:Requirements
Computer: Minimum required by operating system you are running.
Disk Space: Under 30 MB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 32-bit or 64-bit.
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