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Hi,
I'd like to do the following:
Execute the file C:\\Windows\\System32\\auto.exe (it's a msdos program) with some Parameters, wait till the execution of my auto.exe
finished and then save the returnvalue (0 or 1 or 2) in an integer.
While executing the file I want to hide the MSDOS-Box.

Can sb tell me how to do this?

Mfg Flipper
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Use the following code:

DWORD ExecuteHiddenAndWaitForCompletion   (   LPSTR   pszCmd)
{
   STARTUPINFO         si;
   PROCESS_INFORMATION pi;

   BOOL                bRes;

   DWORD               dwCode  =   0;

   ZeroMemory  (   &si,    sizeof  (   STARTUPINFO));

   si.cb           =   sizeof  (   STARTUPINFO);
   si.dwFlags      =   STARTF_USESHOWWINDOW;
   si.wShowWindow  =   SW_HIDE;

   bRes    =   CreateProcess   (   NULL,
                                   pszCmd,
                                   NULL,
                                   NULL,
                                   TRUE,
                                   NORMAL_PRIORITY_CLASS,
                                   NULL,
                                   NULL,
                                   &si,
                                   &pi
                               );

   WaitForSingleObject ( pi.hProcess, INFINITE);

   GetExitCodeProcess  (   pi.hProcess,    &dwCode);

   CloseHandle (   pi.hProcess);
   CloseHandle (   pi.hThread);

   return  (   dwCode);
}

and call it like

ExecuteHiddenAndWaitForCompletion   ( "C:\\Windows\\System32\\auto.exe -some -parameters");
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