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LaunchServicesOpenMBS(item as folderitem) as folderitem
Type Topic Plugin Version macOS Windows Linux Console & Web iOS
global method Launch Services MBS MacOSX Plugin 3.2 Yes No No Yes, macOS only No
Function: Open an application, document, or folder.
Dim file As FolderItem = SpecialFolder.Desktop.Child("Test.xojo_binary_project")
Dim a As FolderItem = LaunchServicesOpenMBS(file)

MsgBox a.NativePath
Opens applications, documents, and folders. Applications are opened via an 'oapp' or 'rapp' event. Documents are opened in their user-overridden or default applications as appropriate. Folders are opened in the Finder. Use the more specific LaunchServicesOpenXMBS for more control over launching.

Returns a folderitem to the application which was launched.

Upgraded in version 19.5 to use CFURL instead of FSRef APIs.

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