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Hi, All.

My main program calls another DOS application by 'CreateProcess'API.
After that, the console window opens and DOS app. starts.
But I cannnot close the console window when DOS app. is over.

Please teach me how to code.

Syouchi.

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by:Syouchi
ID: 1361910
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by:ZifNab
ID: 1361911
so us your code. Zif.
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by:Syouchi
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This is a part of my app.
'irp.exe' is encrypt DOS program I made.

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function TFrCrypt.Angouka():string;
var
   CodeFile,MyPath,ComLine,
   OpenkeyPath,tmpS:string;
   SI:TStartupinfo;
   PI:TProcessInformation;
begin
   MyPath := ExtractFilePath(ParamStr(0));
   Opendialog1.InitialDir:=mypath;
   if OpenDialog1.Execute then
   begin
       CodeFile := OpenDialog1.FileName;
       Angouka:=ChangeFileExt(CodeFile,'.irp');

       IniFile:=TIniFile.Create(ChangeFileExt(ParamStr(0),'.ini'));

       OpenkeyPath:=iniFile.readString('Crypt','NkeyDir','');
       OpenkeyPath:=OpenkeyPath+'Syochi.opn';

if AnsiupperCase(ExtractFilePath(CodeFile))=AnsiupperCase(mypath) then
       CodeFile:=ExtractFilename(CodeFile);
       ComLine := 'irp.exe /c '+ OpenkeyPath +' ' + CodeFile;
       GetStartupInfo(SI);
       tmpS := MyPath + ComLine;
    CreateProcess(nil,PChar(tmpS),nil,nil,false,0,nil,nil,SI,PI);

   end;
end;
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ZifNab earned 200 total points
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try this when process is finished :

CloseHandle( PI.hProcess );

maybe also CloseHandle( pi.hThread );

thus windows have to wait until Dos program is finished?

if so, try this... :

procedure ExecNewProcess(ProgramName : String);
 var
   StartInfo  : TStartupInfo;
   ProcInfo   : TProcessInformation;
   CreateOK   : Boolean;
 begin

   { fill with known state }
   FillChar(StartInfo,SizeOf(TStartupInfo),#0);
   FillChar(ProcInfo,SizeOf(TProcessInformation),#0);
   StartInfo.cb := SizeOf(TStartupInfo);

   CreateOK := CreateProcess(nil, PChar(ProgramName), nil, nil,False,
               CREATE_NEW_PROCESS_GROUP+NORMAL_PRIORITY_CLASS,
               nil, nil, StartInfo, ProcInfo);

   { check to see if successful }
   if CreateOK then
     //may or may not be needed. Usually wait for child processes
     WaitForSingleObject(ProcInfo.hProcess, INFINITE);

// if needed and process is ended : CloseHandle....?
 end;



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by:Syouchi
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Dear ZifNab.

Your both ways lead me to success.
Thanks a lot.

Syouchi.


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