Hidden Console Program

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    Hidden Console Program

    how do you make a console program that can only be seen under the processes window in the task manager?
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    As far as I know, all console programs open up a console window. If you don't want a console to pop up, get into windows programming.
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    Here's a rather hackish solution....

    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <windows.h>
    #include <conio.h>
    
    int main(void)
    {
    	
    	HWND hConsole = FindWindow(NULL, "title of my window");
    
    	ShowWindow(hConsole, SW_HIDE);
    
    	getch();
    
    	return 0;
    }
    //edit: Here's one that'll work no matter where your program is located (the title bar usually displays your program's location)

    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <windows.h>
    #include <conio.h>
    
    int main(int argc, char *argv[])
    {
    	char tmp[50];
    
    	sprintf(tmp, "\"%s\"", argv[0]);
    
    	
    	HWND hConsole = FindWindow(NULL, tmp);
    	ShowWindow(hConsole, SW_HIDE);
    
            getch();
    
    	return 0;
    }
    Last edited by -KEN-; 03-10-2003 at 02:28 PM.

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