Thread: system() without window

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    Question system() without window


    I am wrinting a program that calls netsh from the command line

    system("netsh -f script_adapters.txt > adapters.dat");

    It dumps the result in a text file - This works fine.

    However is there a way to surpress the command line window?
    When the system line is executed a new window is opened, the command executed and then the window is closed.
    I still want the results, but to not show the command window.

    Please help.


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    How to eliminate console-window when calling external executables?

    Here is a function you can use. This function should work with NT/2000/XP.
    #include <windows.h>
    #include <strsafe.h>
    #if !defined(ARRAY_SIZE)
    #define ARRAY_SIZE(arr) (sizeof(arr)/sizeof((arr)[0]))
    BOOL RunCommand(LPCTSTR szCommand)
    	TCHAR               szComSpec[MAX_PATH];
    	TCHAR               szCmd[2048];
    	STARTUPINFO         si = { sizeof(si) };
    	PROCESS_INFORMATION pi = { 0 };
    	if ( SUCCEEDED(StringCchPrintf(szCmd, ARRAY_SIZE(szCmd), TEXT("/c %s"), szCommand)) &&
    	     GetEnvironmentVariable(TEXT("COMSPEC"), szComSpec, ARRAY_SIZE(szComSpec))      && 
    	     CreateProcess(szComSpec, szCmd, NULL, NULL, FALSE, CREATE_NO_WINDOW, NULL, NULL, &si, &pi) )
    		return TRUE;
    	return FALSE;
    int CALLBACK WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance, HINSTANCE reserved, LPSTR lpCmdLine, int nCmdShow)
    	RunCommand("ECHO HelloWorld > test.txt");
    	return 0;

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