Exe supporting both winform and console mode


F

ffimbel

Hi

I would like to implement a single exe which could be invoked either
as a standard windows form (no argument) or as a console app (when run
with app.exe -nologo).

I tried compiling the exe as a winform app and use win32 app to create
a console but when launched from a dos command line, it does not use
the launching console but create a new one
[DllImport("kernel32.dll")]
public static extern Boolean AllocConsole();
[DllImport("kernel32.dll")]
public static extern Boolean FreeConsole();


I also try compiling directly as command line app but in that case the
console stay in the background when launched as a standard window app.

Thanks in advance for any help.
 
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Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]

You can't. What you should do is factor out your logic into a separate
assembly, which has no UI in it. Then, you can create two separate
assemblies which create the appropriate ui (console or winforms) and access
the logic in the shared assembly.
 

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