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VRF- "silent" DOS command call?

Question asked by VRFuser on Jul 27, 1996
>
> P.S you will find the minimize in the Run Style. Click the arrow and see if
> it's there.
>
> Bob
>
>

OK I'm all set for the moment. Between the "minimize" and custom pif file
hints I can bring in a directory listing OK. Still very clumsy to have to
pop up an icon whenever I want to do this however!

Such is the DOS world I suppose.

Two further questions:

(1) Is it a big deal to write a C program that can do the directory
    listing? That way I could have a compiled function that presumably
    wouldn't have to open another window.

(2) How does this operation change when I move to Win 95 or NT?

thanks

Stan


from: Greg Goebel / HP-MXD
      gvg@lvld.hp.com / 970-679-2305 / FAX 970-679-5971
to:   Stan Bschof
date: Sunday, 28 July 1996 0815 MDT

> OK I'm all set for the moment. Between the "minimize" and custom pif file
> hints I can bring in a directory listing OK. Still very clumsy to have to
> pop up an icon whenever I want to do this however!
>
> Such is the DOS world I suppose.

Ugly as it is, it's still vastly better than flashing the screen display
completely.  Sort of like the difference between turning a nitelite on and
off and popping a flashbulb off in your face.

> Two further questions:
>
> (1) Is it a big deal to write a C program that can do the directory
>     listing? That way I could have a compiled function that presumably
>     wouldn't have to open another window.

I've done things like that with invisible Visual BASIC programs, so no problem.

> (2) How does this operation change when I move to Win 95 or NT?

You just recompile.  No sweat.

> thanks
>
> Stan

If you have other questions, let us know.

[<>] regards -- gvg

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