Console in Background

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    Console in Background

    I am working on a server application and I was wondering if there was anyway I could allow the console program to run in the background without having it appear in the bar at the bottom of the screen?

    Thanks

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    If you mean windows, then create a Win32 Application and dont create a window.....

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    Well...

    I considered that but I was hoping that I wouldn't have to do that... I am pritty sure that it can be done. I have seen it. Can anyone help?

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    how can u see it when it isn't showing!?

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    The best I can think of is having it minimize to the system tray (by the clock)
    Sorry, I have no idea how to do this, but it should give you an idea what to look for.

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    What's wrong with the Win32 option???

    Just use

    Code:
    int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hThisInstance, 
    HINSTANCE hPrevInstance, LPSTR lpszArgument, int nShow)
    instead of

    Code:
    int main(void)
    And compile as a Win32 App.....

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    Already Wrote It in Console

    I know it probably wouldn't be too hard to move it to a win32 but I was hoping I wouldn't have to. Oh well thanks anyway!

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