I want to hide my console of C when I run my application. How can I make my application run in the background?
main() by default are compiled as SUBSYSTEM:CONSOLE applications and get a console window. If you own the other processes your application is starting, you could modify them to be windowed applications by one of the following methods:
- Modify them to use
main(). This is the typical approach but requires modifying code. (If the reason for using
main()is for easy access to
argv, MSVC provides global
__argvequivalents for windowed applications.)
- Explicitly specifying the subsystem and entry point via
/SUBSYSTEM:WINDOWS /ENTRY:mainarguments to
editbin.exe(from the Windows SDK) to change the subsystem type after the fact. This one might be useful if you don’t have source code access to the spawned processes.
Answered By – jamesdlin