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Posted on 2002-06-27
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We are trying to hide a DOS batch file window using VB.NET.

This is the code that a consultant from long ago (and far, far away) wrote for us, but we're having trouble getting it running - is the syntax different for VB.NET?  (Or are we just ignorant?)  Anyway, here's what we're using:

                   ***
                   R = WinExec("dosprmpt.pif /c *.BAT", _SW_HIDE)

                   Do While GetModuleUsage(R) > 0

                       DoEvents

                   Loop
                   ***

Not being a programmer, I need the most specific code possible.  500 points for something that actually works!

Another note:  when the DOS window is hidden, it should NOT BE SEEN ANYWHERE ELSE EITHER (not even  the taskbar for a split second).  Is this possible???
 We're using NT - if it matters...
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That is 16-bit code (Win 3.1) and it won't work on Win95 or better OS.

Hope AzraSound can help you.

I can only direct you to another VB6 shell code, but I cannot translate it to VB.NET.
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Shell("d:\abc.bat", AppWinStyle.Hide)
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