the code worked for me. i had to edit it to fix it so it worked with WINME (CALC was in C:\Windows\, not Windows\System)
I then tried to create a shortcut to Windows' Command.com, but it didn't work because when u create a shortcut to command.com, it is not considered an actual shortcut, but:
Type of File: Performs text-based (command-line) functions.
I then tried to get the code to pass functions to MS-DOS. unfortunately, for the same reason as above, you CANNOT open command.com because it is the same type of file as above.
Not knowing XML I cannot tell you how to do this, but the only work around I can think of is to know exactly what u are going to do (of course u will) and open Notepad and pass a command.com argument to it, then whatever argument to that, and same the file as perform.bat and save it then run it. all from the same XML file. if anyone knows how to do this, it would be great if I could see the code! thanks!