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Hi,

I have 2 questions? Please tell me:

1. How to I call and control another application especialy DOS application?

2. How to I compile my project as an "independent from .NET plaform"* application?

*That mean no need install .NET framework to run my application or need some dll file only.
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1. You can control another application using the System.Diagnostics.Process class.  You can even redirect output and input of a console (i.e. DOS) application.

2. There are some 3rd party tools that can help you accomplish this.  Two that come to mind are Salamander .NET Linker and Mini-Deployment Tool (http://www.remotesoft.com/linker/) and Thinstall (http://thinstall.com/help/index.html?_netsupport.htm).
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Hi eternal_21

Thanks for your info but can you provide more about control another application like put them into background process, read output data... or simple let me know where I can get those info (topic, ebook...)

Remotesoft release great softwares but the price is not great :( .

By the way, I still want to promote you by my points.

Thank again.
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Here is one example:

Redirecting the StandardInput, StandardError(stderr) and the StandarOutput Using the Process Class
http://www.csharphelp.com/archives/archive210.html

I know they are very expensive.  If  you find a .NET linker that is free, let me know!
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