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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 WindowStyle As ProcessWindowStyle
Dim instance As ProcessStartInfo 
Dim value As ProcessWindowStyle 

value = instance.WindowStyle

instance.WindowStyle = 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.


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

Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Imports System.ComponentModel

Namespace MyProcessSample
   Class MyProcess
      ' Opens the Internet Explorer application. 
      Public Sub OpenApplication(myFavoritesPath As String)
         ' Start Internet Explorer. Defaults to the home page.

         ' Display the contents of the favorites folder in the browser.
      End Sub 'OpenApplication

      ' Opens urls and .html documents using Internet Explorer. 
      Sub 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")
      End Sub 'OpenWithArguments

      ' Uses the ProcessStartInfo class to start new processes, 
      ' both in a minimized mode. 
      Sub OpenWithStartInfo()
         Dim startInfo As New ProcessStartInfo("IExplore.exe")
         startInfo.WindowStyle = ProcessWindowStyle.Minimized


         startInfo.Arguments = ""

      End Sub 'OpenWithStartInfo

      Shared Sub Main()
         ' Get the path that stores favorite links. 
         Dim myFavoritesPath As String = Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.Favorites)

         Dim myProcess As New MyProcess()

      End Sub 'Main
   End Class 'MyProcess
End Namespace 'MyProcessSample

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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