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    How can I execute a file in stealth mode so that it is not visible on the task bar ?

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    Why would you wanna do this???

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    [sarcastic]
    fullscreen applications arent visible in the taskbar...until you minimize them..
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    Well I wish to make a small reminder programme for me, where the programme will execute every time the computer switches on and will check for the date and if it matches the once in its records will remind me to do certain work, like taking backups or send birthday greetings etc.
    But I do not want the dos window to open up on the screen or be visible on the task bar every time I switch on my computer.
    Can anyone advise me how to proceed.

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    A very simple windows program would work.

    You would NOT have to create a window, and then you could use message box's to display information.

    int WINAPI WinMain( HINSTANCE hInstance, HINSTANCE hPrevInstance, LPSTR CommandLine, int ShowCmd)
    {
    MessageBox(NULL,"Caption","Text", MB_OK);
    return 0;
    }

    there, that is a very simple win32 program

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    Lightbulb Sorry

    Thanx RPIMatty
    but I an very new to C++ and do not know WinAPI, I can write small programmes that run in DOS window only
    So is there any other way ?

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    i would be interested in making a program that when minimized goes to the tray and not the tool bar, that would be handy for server type application or pretty much any app you wanna run 24/7

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