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RunDosCommand Function

Submitted on: 1/4/2015 10:39:00 PM
By: Igor Krupitsky (from psc cd)  
Level: Beginner
User Rating: By 2 Users
Compatibility: VB.NET
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     Run MS DOS Command and get results back in VB.NET
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// Name: RunDosCommand Function
// Description:Run MS DOS Command and get results back in VB.NET
// By: Igor Krupitsky (from psc cd)

'Example Of Use 
'sRet = RunDosCommand("CScript.exe C:\MyScript.vbs", 10)
Function RunDosCommand(ByVal sCommandText As String, Optional ByVal iTimeOutSec As Integer = 1) As String
	Dim iPos As Integer = sCommandText.IndexOf(" ")
	Dim sFileName As String
	Dim sArguments As String = ""
	If iPos = -1 Then
		sFileName = sCommandText
		sFileName = sCommandText.Substring(0, iPos)
		sArguments = sCommandText.Substring(iPos + 1)
	End If
	Dim sRet As String
	Dim oProcess As Process = New Process
	oProcess.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = False
	oProcess.StartInfo.RedirectStandardOutput = True
	oProcess.StartInfo.FileName = sFileName
	oProcess.StartInfo.Arguments = sArguments
	oProcess.StartInfo.WindowStyle = ProcessWindowStyle.Hidden
	oProcess.StartInfo.CreateNoWindow = True
	oProcess.WaitForExit(1000 * iTimeOutSec)
	If Not oProcess.HasExited Then
		Return "Timeout"
	End If
	sRet = oProcess.StandardOutput.ReadToEnd()
	If oProcess.ExitCode <> 0 And sRet = "" Then
		sRet = "ExitCode: " & oProcess.ExitCode
	End If
	Return sRet
End Function

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