making a window

This is a discussion on making a window within the C# Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I want to make a window (not just selecting a windows form either) from code. The peices of code I ...

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    making a window

    I want to make a window (not just selecting a windows form either) from code.

    The peices of code I got so far are this:

    my using statements
    Code:
    using System;
    using System.Drawing;
    using System.Windows.Forms;
    starting code or somthing
    Code:
    namespace FormTest
    {
    public class FeaturedForm : Form
    and ending code I belive
    Code:
    static void Main()
    {
    Application.Run(new FeaturedForm());
    }
    I also saw you can add STAThread before static void main()

    so with that how do I make a window apear?

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    Ok I have made a window but now I got the black console window behind the window. How do I get rid of or make it so the console window doen't apear.

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    There should be a compiler switch for CONSOLE or WINDOWS subsystem. If you select windows, no console window will appear.
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    alright well than the problem is, I am using code DOM. I want the program be able to make a windows program and that is the hard part.

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    When you call the compiler in the CSharpCodeDomProvider (I think) you pass in a number of options - one is whether or not to create an exe, one is whether to create a console or Win32 program.

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    Code:
    	// Create an instance of the CSharpCodeProvider class.
    	Microsoft.CSharp.CSharpCodeProvider provider = new CSharpCodeProvider();
    	// Call the CodeDomProvider.CreateCompiler() method to obtain an ICodeCompiler from the provider.
    	System.CodeDom.Compiler.ICodeCompiler compiler = provider.CreateCompiler();
    
        CompilerParameters cp = new CompilerParameters(referenceAssemblies,
                                                       exeFile, false);
        // Generate an executable rather than a DLL file.
        cp.GenerateExecutable = true;            
    
        cp.CompilerOptions += "/target=winexe";
    
        // Invoke compilation.
        CompilerResults cr = compiler.CompileAssemblyFromFile(cp, sourceFile);
    I believe that is what is needed - /target=winexe is a parameter to the 'csc' C# compiler that says to make a Windows file.

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    You were close, it is

    /t:winexe

    Found that after I knew what I was looking for.

    Thank you!

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    Ahh sorry my mistake, I used the .NET 2.0 CSC, where it's /target:winexe or /t:winexe. Glad to help

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