thank you all for your answers but that is not what i meant i mean that i want to start a new proccess like yahoo messanger but without showing its window like its completely hidden
Thank you all again
public class Form1 : Form
// Keep it from showing up in Alt-Tab
this.FormBorderStyle = FormBorderStyle.FixedToolWindow;
this.ShowInTaskbar = false;
// Set start position to manual and position the window off the screen
this.StartPosition = FormStartPosition.Manual;
this.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(-5000, -5000);
this.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(1, 1);
static void Main()
There isn't a way that i'm aware of to easily start another program without displaying its window.
That depends on the app. If it's a console app, the output can be reidrected.
...but that depends on the app calling it, too.
[Assuming the target is really Yahoo Messenger]
I really need to know if it is more important to start the app secretly or to send the message. If sending the message is the actual target, then let's concentrate on that.
If the only action is to secretly make someone appear online, that's a different story.
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