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I have a non-AutoIt Windows application, igfxcfg.exe, that I run from an AutoIt script. I would like to execute it without showing the igfxcfg GUI. I've tried

run(igfxcfg.exe, "", @SHOW_HIDE)

but that doesn't work - I still see the GUI. Is there a way to hide the GUI of an executable started by an AutoIt script?



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Perhaps if you used the correct syntax?

Run(igfxcfg.exe, "", @SW_HIDE)


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You might want to check if the program your using has a command line option to hide the GUI, would be the best option.

This only works for the command window, the GUI Window will still be visible.

Run("C:\path\to\some.exe", "", @SW_HIDE)oÝ÷ Øò¢çhmz0¶°whÂØ­ëaÌ"Wh¶­®'$jëh×6$hWin = _WinGetHandleByExe("some.exe")
If $hWin Then WinSetState($hWin, "", @SW_HIDE)

; http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=79154&st=0&p=570919
Func _WinGetHandleByExe($sExe, $sTitle = '', $sText = '')
    Local $aPlist = ProcessList($sExe)
    Local $aWList = WinList(), $sHold
    For $iCC = 1 To UBound($aWList, 1) - 1
        For $xCC = 1 To UBound($aPlist, 1) - 1
            If WinGetProcess($aWList[$iCC][1]) = $aPlist[$xCC][1] Then
                If $sTitle Then
                    If StringInStr($aWList[$iCC][0], $sTitle) Then
                        Return $aWList[$iCC][1]
                ElseIf $sText Then
                    If StringInStr(WinGetText($aWList[$iCC][0]), $sText) Then
                        Return $aWList[$iCC][1]
                    If BitAND(WinGetState($aWList[$iCC][1]), 2) Then Return $aWList[$iCC][1]
    Return SetError(1, 0, '')
EndFunc   ;==>_WinGetHandleByExe

Edit: link for _WinGetHandleByExe was wrong

Edited by Robjong

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