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running a dos app without showing it

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Hello,

I need to run, from within a Delphi app, a DOS command-line proggy. It's easy, BUT... I do not want it to show. Well, if it encounters problems (like "file not found" or the like), ok, let it display the DOS prompt window, but otherwise it has to run without showing. Please, a working piece of code to achieve this...

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Hi Yegor, use

WinExec('someapp.exe');

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ShellExecute(Handle, 'open', 'someapp.exe', '', '', SW_HIDE);

Cheers,

Epsylon.
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Epsylon,

lot of thanks! ShellExecute refused to work (I dunno why, perhaps something missing in the uses clause...), but since you provided me with the magic word SW_HIDE, I have tried it in ExecuteFile, and it has worked!

Thank you,

yegor
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Sorry, put ShellAPI in the uses clause to be able to use ShellExecute.

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