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Text to a command window

I want to write a command line app in VB.  Basically you call the app with parameters from a dos window.  The problem I have is reporting errors directly back to the dos window.
How can I do this with VB?
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rokslide
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Ask_EDCommented:
Hi

I believe you are describing what is called a console program.

For a working example try:
Writing Console-Mode Applications in Visual Basic

http://www.vb-world.net/api/console/index3.html

Hope this helps
ED
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Ask_EDCommented:
Hi Again,

If the console app is "more" than you were looking for ..

To return a DOS error code try the ExitProcess API that can be trapping in a btach file.

For an example try:
http://www.vb2themax.com/Item.asp?PageID=TipBank&ID=50 

VB2theMAX also has other great tips...

Hope this helps
ED

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TimCotteeCommented:
rokslide:

Ask_Ed's link is worthwile looking into, also you could look at:

Sample console app:

http://www.saurik.com/ Goto Samples, smpConsole

All the examples given so far don't address the key problem which is how to actually get the application to run in the command window in which it was started. The link

PAQ: http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?ta=visualbasic&qid=10324610 

shows how it is possible to create a console application such as the smpConsole one from Saurik which will actually run in the original command window.

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rokslideAuthor Commented:
Okie, the examples there don't actually do what I was wanting but, delving under he covers abit into some of the background info and follow up questions does so I'm happy. :)  Now all I have to do is find the time to actually understand it all. ;)

Thanks. :)
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