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    Lightbulb Hide DOS window

    My application uses Boarland C++ and inside this application i use a cmd line to backup and zip a file but i don't want the program to open the DOS Window i tried
    ShowWindow(GetConsoleWindow(), SW_HIDE);
    after i call the cmd line but it is not classing the window. Can you tell me why it is not working. I'm using WINNT.

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    That looks more like a win32 function. Have you tried msdn?

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    You also could give the caption title a name and then hide name:
    Code:
    SetConsoleTitle ( "blah"  );
        
    hwnd = FindWindow ( 0, "blah" );
             
    ShowWindow ( hwnd, SW_HIDE );
    Just a simple solution.

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    You could link your program as a GUI application and use a WinMain function, no more console window.

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    If you use CreateProcess() one of its parameters will create the process without a window. See MSDN for details

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