Hey im new to this but i want to write a small program with this feature; a text box that is entered into and then a button is pressed to put the text into command prompt and then execute, i.e typing into it for example "net send s0007991 hi" sending a short text message (hi) to that user (s0007991) on the local network. The layout would be a text box to input the message and a button to execute once the text is entered, possibly with the prefixed "net send" so all you have to enter is the user number you wish to communicate with and the message. Sorry if this insults anyones intelligence again i remind you im very new to this. Cheers in advance. James.