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Microsoft: FoxPro FAQ

Tips -N- Tricks

Hide DOS Window When Runnig DOS Commands by craigsboyd
Posted: 4 Oct 03 (Edited 18 Feb 05)

Slighthaze = NULL

You may have noticed that when you run DOS commands like NETSTAT in VFP the DOS window will come up for a few moments and then go away.  The trick to running DOS commands invisibly is to run the command through a PIF file.  Cut-N-Paste the code below into a prg file and run it from within VFP. (PLEASE NOTE: a file
C:\MyPorts.txt will be created on your computer with the output from NETSTAT)


?winexecrun("NETSTAT -a -n > C:\MyPorts.txt") && DOS Window Hidden

FUNCTION winexecrun

DECLARE INTEGER WinExec IN win32api ;
   STRING command, INTEGER param

retval = WinExec(SYS(2004) + "FOXRUN.PIF /C " + cCommand, 0)


RETURN retval

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