Thread: Running a VBS script int C without command window

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    Running a VBS script int C without command window

    I have created an scientific calculator application and I have a VBS script that runs some of the files. I want to create a C program that runs that VBS script. I can do this pretty easily, however, a command window flashes before the application opens. This problem is very annoying.

    So basically I need a short C (or C++) program that runs a VBS script without a command window popping up. I am on Windows 8 and my compiler is GCC/G++ under cygwin. Here is what I have now that DOES NOT work.

    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    
    int main()
    {
        ShellExecute( NULL, NULL, "StartUp.vbs", NULL, NULL, SW_HIDE);
        return 0;
    }

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    You could try this:
    Code:
    ShowWindow( GetConsoleWindow(), SW_HIDE );
    With Visual Studio you can create a non console application which will not create a console window at all, but I'm not sure if cygwin supports the same functionality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bithub View Post
    You could try this:
    Code:
    ShowWindow( GetConsoleWindow(), SW_HIDE );
    With Visual Studio you can create a non console application which will not create a console window at all, but I'm not sure if cygwin supports the same functionality.
    Where are you saying to put this at?

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