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Posted on 2008-10-09
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Hello Experts
how can i hide my dos windows when my application is running?
I am using Dev c++ as compiler
i tried
int WINAPI WinMain (HINSTANCE,  HINSTANCE, LPSTR, int)

 my code here

return 0;

but it seems not working yet
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Question by:kagami01
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by:Zoppo
ID: 22677705
Hi kagami01,

I'm not sure if this works, but you can give it a try: With 'GetConsoleWindow' you should be able to retrieve the HWND of the DOS-window, then you can ShowWindow( ..., SW_HIDE ); to hide it.

Hope that helps,

ZOPPO
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by:kagami01
ID: 22677733
you mean like the code below here:
int WINAPI WinMain( HINSTANCE,  HINSTANCE, LPSTR, int)
 
 
{
  
  HWND Console;             
  AllocConsole ();
  Console=FindWindowA ("ConsoleWindowClass",NULL);
  ShowWindow (Console,SW_HIDE);
 
 
 my other c++ code here
 
 
 return 0;
}

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by:Zoppo
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Yes, it might be this works (never tried this before, so I'm not sure) ...
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by:kagami01
ID: 22677787
maybe i's ok but it's not running on vista
anywya any other solutins beside that?
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by:Mark_FreeSoftware
ID: 22678175
set your project type to a normal windows application instead of a console application
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by:kagami01
ID: 22678447
already settled to windows application but i didn't marked the "XP teme" option
anyway it's not working yet on Vista
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Zoppo earned 720 total points
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Sorry, seems I didn't read you code-snippet carefully - you use 'FindWindowA', but I suggested to use 'GetConsoleWindow'.

So, it should be:

HWND console = GetConsoleWindow();
if ( NULL != console )
{
 ::ShowWindow( console, SW_HIDE );
}

ZOPPO
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by:kagami01
ID: 22679424
that code has caused many erros while the compiling
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by:Zoppo
ID: 22679493
Hm - to get 'GetConsoleWindow' compiled you need to define _WIN32_WINNT as 0x0500 or to retrieve the function pointer 'manually' using LoadLibrary and GetProcAddress.
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by:kagami01
ID: 22679504
i have dev c ++ plus as compiler how can i fix it?
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by:kagami01
ID: 22679538
i got this error:

`GetConsoleWindow' undeclared (first use this function)
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by:Zoppo
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I'm not sure since I never used dev c++ - anyway, LoadLibrary and GetProcAddress are Win32-API functions, so you should be able to use them ...
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by:Zoppo
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Yes, you get this since either you have a old SDK or _WIN32_WINNT is less than 0x0500.
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by:itsmeandnobodyelse
ID: 22679681
>>>> how can i hide my dos windows when my application is running?
How do you invoke your application?

Should it run in background with no user interface? Or does it has a window to show? Or do you start it in a console (DOS Box) and you don't want a further console to pop-up?
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by:kagami01
ID: 22679974
Dear Zoppo you were right i forgot the put
 #define _WIN32_WINNT 0x500 before the #include <windows.h>
 and i added in dev c++ in "tools"--->"option compilation"--> "-lgdi32"
so the i compiled the exe without problem and it worked for win vista thank you so much Zoppo.

question?!?!?!

i got a file after the compiling like follow:

Myapplication.exe.Manifest

i need it in in where the .exe folder is  or not??

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by:itsmeandnobodyelse
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>>>> i need it in in where the .exe folder is  or not??
Yes. The .manifest is some kind of configuration file where parts of the information was stored that formerly was in Windows registry.
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