Visual Basic System Services
Adding Control Panel Functions to a VB Application: O-R
Posted:   Friday September 17, 1999
Updated:   Monday December 26, 2011
Applies to:   VB4-32, VB5, VB6
Developed with:   VB4-32, Windows 95, VB6, Windows NT4
OS restrictions:   Win9x, NT4, 2000
Author:   VBnet - Randy Birch, Karl E. Peterson, Others (below)


Rundll32: Control Panel Functions A-C
Rundll32: Control Panel Functions D-F
Rundll32: Control Panel Functions G-J
Rundll32: Control Panel Functions K-N
Rundll32: Control Panel Functions O-R
Rundll32: Control Panel Functions S-Z
 Below:   ODBC32 Data Source Administrator
Open With
Passwords Properties
Ports (WinNT)
Power Management Properties
Regional Settings

Regional Settings
module: INTL.CPL
command: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL intl.cpl,,0
result: displays the Regional Settings property page
command: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL intl.cpl,,1
result: displays the Numbers property page
command: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL intl.cpl,,2
result: displays the Currency property page
command: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL intl.cpl,,3
result: displays the Time property page
command: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL intl.cpl,,4
result: displays the Date property page
command: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL intl.cpl,,5
result: displays the Locales property page (NT only)

ODBC32 Data Source Administrator
module: ODBCCP32.CPL
command: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL odbccp32.cpl
result: displays the ODBC32 Data Source Administrator properties dialog

Open With
module: SHELL32.DLL
command: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL {drive:\path\filename}
result: displays the application/file "Open With" dialog
result: passing the full file drive, path and name as a parameter will cause the dialog to display the line "Click the program you want to use to open the file '{filename}'".

Passwords Properties
command: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL password.cpl
result: displays the Passwords properties, Change Passwords tab

Ports (WinNT)
module: PORTS.CPL
command: WinNT: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL ports.cpl
result: displays the COM Ports Settings Dialog

Power Management Properties
command: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL powercfg.cpl
result: displays the Power Management properties, Power Schemes tab

module: SHELL32.DLL
command: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,SHHelpShortcuts_RunDLL PrintersFolder
result: displays the Printers Folder (including Add Printer)
command: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL main.cpl @2
result: Also displays the Printers Folder (including Add Printer)


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