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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:
property ProcessWindowStyle WindowStyle {
	ProcessWindowStyle get ();
	void set (ProcessWindowStyle value);
}

Property Value

Type: System.Diagnostics::ProcessWindowStyle
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.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidEnumArgumentException

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

#using <System.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Diagnostics;
using namespace System::ComponentModel;

// Opens the Internet Explorer application. 
void OpenApplication( String^ myFavoritesPath )
{
    // Start Internet Explorer. Defaults to the home page.
    Process::Start( "IExplore.exe" );

    // Display the contents of the favorites folder in the browser.
    Process::Start( myFavoritesPath );
}


// 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", "www.northwindtraders.com" );

    // 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 = gcnew ProcessStartInfo( "IExplore.exe" );
    startInfo->WindowStyle = ProcessWindowStyle::Minimized;
    Process::Start( startInfo );
    startInfo->Arguments = "www.northwindtraders.com";
    Process::Start( startInfo );
}

int main()
{
    // Get the path that stores favorite links.
    String^ myFavoritesPath =
        Environment::GetFolderPath( Environment::SpecialFolder::Favorites );
    OpenApplication( myFavoritesPath );
    OpenWithArguments();
    OpenWithStartInfo();
}

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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