controlling window style on process.start in C#

Hello experts.  I am working on an application that allows users to preselect an application, text file, or web page and then open it with a button click.  Ideally they would also be able to control the window style (minimized or normal) on startup.  The default browser is IE 8, and all systems use win 7.  I have tried many variations of process.start, and briefly experimented with createprocess.  I have come up with a workaround which involves opening the windows and then resizing them, which is ridiculous and looks sloppy,  Browser windows seem to be the problem.  Any solution that doesn't involve chaotic displays would be appreciated.
sllortElectronic TechnicialAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
add the appropriate to your start-process
myapp.exe --start-minimized
myapp.exe --start-maximized

or start /MIN myapp.exe
    start /MAX myapp.exe

void OpenWithStartInfo()
            ProcessStartInfo startInfo = new ProcessStartInfo("IExplore.exe");
            startInfo.WindowStyle = ProcessWindowStyle.Minimized;


            startInfo.Arguments = "";


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sllortElectronic TechnicialAuthor Commented:
I tried that.  I'd rather use the default browser than specify it  butt I tried it that way too.  All browser windows open as normal.
sllortElectronic TechnicialAuthor Commented:
Correction--that actually did work, but opens  both a generic browser window and the web page that I want to see.  Can i suppress the generic company home page?
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sllortElectronic TechnicialAuthor Commented:
I expect this to potentially open several web pages within a loop.
käµfm³d 👽Commented:
I'd rather use the default browser than specify it
Then instead of using "iexplore.exe" as the process to start, just put in the URL. In this way, Windows will launch the default browser when it sees the URL being requested.


ProcessStartInfo startInfo = new ProcessStartInfo("");

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but opens  both a generic browser window and the web page that I want to see.
This is because ve3ofa's example has two calls to Process.Start. Just remove the one that does not apply to your scenario.
sllortElectronic TechnicialAuthor Commented:
Trouble is the window always opens normal. Even when I tried ve3ofa's solution, the first window opened minimized as I wanted, but subsequent windows opened normal, even though I was using the same startinfo.
sllortElectronic TechnicialAuthor Commented:
ve3ofa's answer will work.  I found that I cannot open a browser minimized if another browser window is already open normal, and if I try to open another instance of a URL, even if the first instance is minimized, the second will open normal.  This seemed to work better:

foreach (string url in URLs)
        Process proc = new Process();
        proc.StartInfo.FileName = "IExplore.exe";
        proc.StartInfo.WindowStyle = ProcessWindowStyle.Minimized;
        proc.StartInfo.Arguments = url;
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