Running A DOS Command WITHOUT The Command Window Appearing
I want to run a DOS command from my Visual Basic program - and I can do that fine, but I want to do it without the Command Window popping up. Is there a way to do this?? because if the command window pops up it makes my app look very scruffy.
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