DOS in windows?

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    Question DOS in windows?

    Hello there, I make little program's that run in DOS, when you run the *.exe file it opens a DOS window is there some code that I could put in my program's so that when it finishes the window will auto close? Any and all help I thank you for.
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    do a search at msdn for FreeConsole().
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    I am inclined to say yes, I'm pretty sure that this is an attribute that you can specify when creating a window class, but that means using windows programming to make a DOS-box application. There isn't any -easy- way to do it in the code itself.

    Of course, if you call your program through a shortcut, or gdi file, then you could specify in there that you want the program to close on exit.
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    I think what you're really looking for is the exit() function.

    hope this helps.

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    yep sound like exit() is deffinitely what you're looking for
    although be aware that closing a program automatically may not allow the user to see the end results you will have to use a getch(); or run the prog from the prompt

    hope this is what your after.

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    exit will not close the console. just drop out of it to a prompt!

    to close the console write a small windows app that uses AllocConsole() to get a DOS console. Do what you want in the console. Then call FreeConsole() to clean up and get rid of the console. Do a search at msdn for console functions for more info.
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