2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 18, 2010 5:08 PM by Kirk_Holbrook

    Open default application for a given file extension w/o opening a specific file?

    Kirk_Holbrook Level 1



      I know that you can open a specific file with it's default application using File.openWithDefaultApplication in AIR.


      Is there a way I can determine the user's default application for a given file type, so I can open the application without opening a specific file? I simply want to be able to start up an application based upon file type. For instance, I want to start MS Word on Windows. I know that the user will have an application to open .doc or .docx files, but that the actual EXE for it will be in different locations depending upon the actual version s/he has installed. I don't want to open a specific file, even an empty one.