Windows 7 adding command in Micro-station

I know how to do a key-in to a file I want to load, I wanted to know was it save to run the following from within a Microstation session

 Command: C:\Windows\system32\SnippingTool.exe

it works as a desktop shortcut, but was going to make a Toolbar command where the key-in , runs the snipping tool

Command Opens my toolbox:

rd=C:\ProgramData\Bentley\MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries)\WorkSpace\Projects\Rjbp\dgnlib\RJBtoolbox.dgnlib
mdl keyin TEMPLATEMANAGER CUSTOMIZE DIALOG

Did not want to crash MicroStation so am asking this question first.

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  • In the key-in dialog enter:

    %"C:\windows\system32\SnippingTool.exe"

    Note the use of quotation marks around the path, without these MicroStation is likely to hang.

    The command can be used as the key-in for a custom tool as is easy to add to a new button in the CONNECT Edition Ribbon:

    Marc

  • I do appreciate  the reply but on my machine or version of Microstation I get this error

    I have to click on the windows menu bar for the snipping tool. This maybe is due to two monitors running. Microstation is in the Right larger monitor and Windows screen on the Left Laptop screen

    I can open external files like notepad and word using you example. Tried various copies of the snipping tool in other locations and unable to get this one tool to work for me. Will check out the link you gave and thank you.

    Update: 072718

    This will blow your mind, I copied "Snippingtool.exe " to my E drive tried the %%"E:\SnippingTool.exe

    again still the error of unable to find file check path. So I made a Shortcut to the same file on the same drive in the same directory.

    then tested and it worked. Went to second monitor where Microstation is running used the Key-in command and put in %%"E:\Snip Tool" and yea the snipping tool opened and worked

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    Anyway a lot of work around to get what I wanted but the direct one always give the following

    Appreciate all the assistance and only can share what worked for me. I even made another shortcut to the "C:\Windows\system32\SnippingTool.exe"  the short cut would work from laptop but not Microstation using the %%"E:\Snipit" which was the name of the second shortcut ?? Only sharing it will help someone along the way

    Version: MicroStation V8i SS 10

    RJB Phillips III (Richard) Praise the Lord for His Mercy and grace in Christ Jesus

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  • I do appreciate  the reply but on my machine or version of Microstation I get this error

    I have to click on the windows menu bar for the snipping tool. This maybe is due to two monitors running. Microstation is in the Right larger monitor and Windows screen on the Left Laptop screen

    I can open external files like notepad and word using you example. Tried various copies of the snipping tool in other locations and unable to get this one tool to work for me. Will check out the link you gave and thank you.

    Update: 072718

    This will blow your mind, I copied "Snippingtool.exe " to my E drive tried the %%"E:\SnippingTool.exe

    again still the error of unable to find file check path. So I made a Shortcut to the same file on the same drive in the same directory.

    then tested and it worked. Went to second monitor where Microstation is running used the Key-in command and put in %%"E:\Snip Tool" and yea the snipping tool opened and worked

     .

    Anyway a lot of work around to get what I wanted but the direct one always give the following

    Appreciate all the assistance and only can share what worked for me. I even made another shortcut to the "C:\Windows\system32\SnippingTool.exe"  the short cut would work from laptop but not Microstation using the %%"E:\Snipit" which was the name of the second shortcut ?? Only sharing it will help someone along the way

    Version: MicroStation V8i SS 10

    RJB Phillips III (Richard) Praise the Lord for His Mercy and grace in Christ Jesus

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