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 */
public ProcessWindowStyle get_WindowStyle ()

/** @property */
public void set_WindowStyle (ProcessWindowStyle value)

public function get WindowStyle () : ProcessWindowStyle

public function set WindowStyle (value : ProcessWindowStyle)

Not applicable.

Property Value

A ProcessWindowStyle 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 typeCondition


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

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

namespace MyProcessSample
	/// <summary>
	/// Shell for the sample.
	/// </summary>
	class MyProcess
		/// <summary>
		/// Opens the Internet Explorer application.
		/// </summary>
		void OpenApplication(string myFavoritesPath)
			// Start Internet Explorer. Defaults to the home page.
		    // Display the contents of the favorites folder in the browser.
		/// <summary>
		/// Opens urls and .html documents using Internet Explorer.
		/// </summary>
		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");
		/// <summary>
		/// Uses the ProcessStartInfo class to start new processes, both in a minimized 
		/// mode.
		/// </summary>
		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();


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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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