ProcessStartInfo.WindowStyle Property


Gets or sets the window state to use when the process is started.

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

public ProcessWindowStyle WindowStyle { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Diagnostics.ProcessWindowStyle

One of the enumeration values that indicates whether the process is started in a window that is maximized, minimized, normal (neither maximized nor minimized), or not visible. The default is Normal.

Exception Condition

The window style is not one of the ProcessWindowStyle enumeration members.

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

namespace MyProcessSample
    class MyProcess
        // Opens the Internet Explorer application.
        void OpenApplication(string myFavoritesPath)
            // Start Internet Explorer. Defaults to the home page.

            // Display the contents of the favorites folder in the browser.

        // Opens urls and .html documents using Internet Explorer.
        void OpenWithArguments()
            // url's are not considered documents. They can only be opened
            // by passing them as arguments.
            Process.Start("IExplore.exe", "");

            // Start a Web page using a browser associated with .html and .asp files.
            Process.Start("IExplore.exe", "C:\\myPath\\myFile.htm");
            Process.Start("IExplore.exe", "C:\\myPath\\myFile.asp");

        // Uses the ProcessStartInfo class to start new processes,
        // both in a minimized mode.
        void OpenWithStartInfo()
            ProcessStartInfo startInfo = new ProcessStartInfo("IExplore.exe");
            startInfo.WindowStyle = ProcessWindowStyle.Minimized;


            startInfo.Arguments = "";


        static void Main()
            // Get the path that stores favorite links.
            string myFavoritesPath =

            MyProcess myProcess = new MyProcess();


.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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