Hide Console Window in C#
I recently developed a silent application to monitor my little brother’s computer usage without displaying any window. Here, I’ll share my approaches for both Console Application Projects and Windows Forms Application Projects.
Hiding the Console Window
The key is to find and hide the console window handle using the ShowWindow API. While the common approach is the FindWindow API focusing on the window title, it has its flaws. Instead, I use a .NET property:
To demonstrate, create a new Console Application project named
MyHideConsole. Then, copy and paste the following code into the
Windows Forms Application Projects
For Windows Forms applications, the process is simpler: just avoid displaying any window. Typically, the main form is invoked in the main function. To make the application silent, simply remove the following line: