Closing a Dos window

Posted on 1998-10-27
Last Modified: 2010-04-30
How can I close a dos window within Vb after it has quit running?
Question by:sear
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ID: 1441844
You need to set the properties of the program to "Close on Exit"...



Author Comment

ID: 1441845
I don't think this is the answer I'm looking for. I want to be able to run a program from vb such as
shell("c:\compress.exe setup.exe setup.ex_") and when the program is finished I want it to close automatically.
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mark2150 earned 10 total points
ID: 1441846
Right. Set the properties of C:\COMPRESS.EXE to "Close on exit" and it'll fold the tent when it's done.



Author Comment

ID: 1441847
Thank you does exactly what I want.
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Expert Comment

ID: 1441848
If you set the property to "Run minimized" you'll not see a DOS window while it's flying either...

I have ExecCmd function code that *waits* for child to finish before letting your code continue. SHELL is a async process and parent continues to fly while child runs. Sometimes is good, sometimes is not if you need data that child will produce.

If you need ExecCmd source hit me direct at



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