Glenn Linderman wrote:
> On approximately 6/6/2006 2:08 PM, came the following characters from
> the keyboard of Robert May:
>> Reini Urban wrote:
>>> Robert May schrieb:
>>>> If only there was a way to ask AllocWindow() to create a hidden console,
>>>> but I read that it's impossible. (I do want to explore the possibility
>>>> of using a global hook to see if I can catch one of the messages that
>>>> happens early during window creation, and fiddle the WS_VISIBLE style,
>>>> but I'm not hopeful!)
I can confirm that as I read elsewhere, it does not seem possible to
either subclass or hook (SetWindowsHookEx(WH_CBT, ...)) a console window.
>>> You can create it offscreen, to the right or left.
>>> So you can use CreateProcess() with
>>> dwCreationFlags += CREATE_NEW_CONSOLE, instead of AllocConsole()
>>> And STARTUPINFO.dwX holds the offscreen position.
>> Interesting idea, but I don't think I'm following you here.
>> CreateProcess() will create me a new process, and I can't see how I'd
>> read/write to that process's console from my perl script.
> It seems that Reini's idea might be useful to stop flashing consoles for
> subprograms, but not for the original program?
That was my thinking too - but perhaps Reini is
hinting at something that I do not understand?
If you want to start a sub-process hidden, then
is probably easier :-)