ProcessStartInfo::CreateNoWindow Property


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

Namespace:   System.Diagnostics
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

property bool CreateNoWindow {
	bool get();
	void set(bool value);

Property Value

Type: System::Boolean

true if the process should be started without creating a new window to contain it; otherwise, false. The default is false.

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

#using <System.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::Diagnostics;
using namespace System::ComponentModel;

int main()
    Process^ myProcess = gcnew Process;

        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;
        // 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 );

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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