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AppWinStyle Enumeration

Indicates the window style to use for the invoked program when calling the Shell function.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

public enum AppWinStyle

Member nameDescription
HideWindow is hidden and focus is passed to the hidden window. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbHide.
MaximizedFocusWindow is maximized with focus. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbMaximizedFocus.
MinimizedFocusWindow is displayed as an icon with focus. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbMinimizedFocus.
MinimizedNoFocusWindow is displayed as an icon. The currently active window remains active. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbMinimizedNoFocus.
NormalFocusWindow has focus and is restored to its original size and position. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbNormalFocus.
NormalNoFocusWindow is restored to its most recent size and position. The currently active window remains active. This member is equivalent to the Visual Basic constant vbNormalNoFocus.

When you issue Shell commands, you can use the following enumeration members in your code in place of the actual values.

The Style argument takes the AppWinStyle enumeration members.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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