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How to close dos-window after shellexecute?

Posted on 1997-04-16
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If I do a shellexecute :

(You have to have shellapi in your uses clause,
in the tst.bat you can do something like dir /b,
handle is an integer)
 ShellExecute(handle,NIL,'tst.bat',NIL,'c:\tmp',SW_NORMAL);

I get a window which says "Finished tst.bat"
If I do:

ShellExecute(handle,NIL,'tst.bat',NIL,'c:\tmp',SW_HIDE);

I do not get that window, but it remains in memory.
(You can see this from the list of winoldap's in the process
list you get from doing ctrl-alt-del in win95)

The question is: How do I close that window?
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Question by:jsirag
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sleach earned 50 total points
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The answer is AMAZINGLY simple.

1) Find tst.bat in Windows Explorer.
2) Right click on tst.bat
3) From the popup menu, click Properties.
4) In the propertie sheet, click on the Program tab.
5) Check the box that says "Close on Exit."
6) click OK.

The window will now close automatically after it finishes its work.
Be sure to distribute the modified batch file with your app.
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by:mheacock
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There's an API method to do this, which might be more suitable in the generic-code sense.
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by:jsirag
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Actually, the API method is what I was most interested in. Of
course, the answer works fine, but it is rather time-consuming
in a large company (to set all the dos-executable to auto-finish
for let's say several hunderd people). Furthermore I would like
to do the work in the program, not in windows.
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