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ProcessStartInfo.CreateNoWindow Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether to start the process in a new window.

Namespace:  System.Diagnostics
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)
public bool CreateNoWindow { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true to start the process without creating a new window to contain it; otherwise, false. The default is false.

If the UserName and Password properties are not null, the CreateNoWindow property value is ignored and a new window is created.

using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.ComponentModel;

namespace MyProcessSample
{
    class MyProcess
    {
        public static void Main()
        {
            Process myProcess = new Process();

            try
            {
                myProcess.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = false;
                // You can start any process, HelloWorld is a do-nothing example.
                myProcess.StartInfo.FileName = "C:\\HelloWorld.exe";
                myProcess.StartInfo.CreateNoWindow = true;
                myProcess.Start();
                // This code assumes the process you are starting will terminate itself.  
                // Given that is is started without a window so you cannot terminate it  
                // on the desktop, it must terminate itself or you can do it programmatically 
                // from this application using the Kill method.
            }
            catch (Exception e)
            {
                Console.WriteLine(e.Message);
            }
        }
    }
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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