Autorun / show file passing it to a program
With CDFrontEnd you can also run a file passing it to a program. This can be useful when you have a viewer application that wants "command line" parameters. Say that our application is called "xyzview.exe" and our file is called "mickey.xyz".
a) install the CDFrontEnd program (!)
b) with the MSWindows File Explorer create a temporary folder, say c:\MyTemp;
c) run CDFrontEnd. In the first page, insert this text (you can replace it with a wonderful image):
- click here to start the Wonderful file
Select the text block and use "Insert >Link to external file" (if instead of a text you choose a picture, use the right mouse button, "Define link", 3rd tab), "Add" button, and write "run:data\xyzview.exe data\mickey.xyz".
d) should you want the full screen without any top menu, check the relevant check box in "Hypertext >Current Hypertext Properties" ("Reader screen" tab);
e) Use "File >Create autorun CD in temporary folder...". You will be prompted for a temporary folder that will contain the copy of the CD. Choose the c:\MyTemp you created in step b).
This folder will look like this:
f) Open EasyCD (or Nero, or WinOnCD) and make sure you burn all the files from the temporary folder into the root of a CD, and the files "mickey.xyz" and "xyzview.exe" in the folder "data" of the CD.
The CD will contain the files:
g) Close all programs, insert the CD in the drive, and enjoy!!
That’s all. It’s really a snap!!!
- Please notice that the run:
links won’t work within the editor and/or in test mode - you should actually burn a CD (maybe a CDRW) and you should place the external files correctly, e.g. if you use run:nicfolder\file.abc
, then the file file.abc
should actually be present within the folder nicfolder
of the CD (this means that with Nero, EasyCD, WinOnCD or whatever, you should burn on the CD both the CDFrontEnd files and the external files to which you are linking).
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