Thread: Howto convert a console-application into a windows one?

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    Howto eliminate console-window when calling external executables?

    Hi there!

    Is there any way of executing external command-line application withought showing the command-line?
    I need to create a program that incooperates with several different external utilities and every time I call an external application the command-line window is shown :-(

    Any ideas are welcome!

    Thank you in advance, lg Clemens
    Last edited by Linuxhippy; 06-22-2005 at 03:53 AM. Reason: title not correct

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    Use CreateProcess to start the console application. For the dwCreationFlags argument, specify the CREATE_NO_WINDOW flag.
    Quote Originally Posted by MSDN
    This flag is valid only when starting a console application. If set, the console application is run without a console window. This flag cannot be used with MS-DOS-based applications.
    Windows Me/98/95: This value is not supported.

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    Thanks a lot - this is EXACTLY what I've been searching for!

    Thanks, thanks, thanks ;-)

    lg Clemens

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