How to create dual (Console, Form) packaged project

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Heinrich
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How to create dual (Console, Form) packaged project

Post by Heinrich »

Hello,

I want to create a packaged tool which, if called with no parameter, displays a form.
But i also want to support a kind of automation: If i call the project with f.e. -nogui Parameter, no form will open. In this case output should go to console.
Is this possible?
It is not about the Parameters, it is about Console Output with Packager.

Thanks in advance,
Heinrich

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Alexander Riedel
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Re: How to create dual (Console, Form) packaged project

Post by Alexander Riedel »

A Windows application has no console. Well, at least not by default. There is an API to create one and attach one, but that would be complicated and cumbersome to do with PowerShell.
A console application can display a form, but the you always get a console behind it somewhere. If you don't mind, that's the way to go.
But for simplicities sake, I would split this up. Create a silent starter app that, based on parameters (or the absence thereof) starts either the form application or the command line tool.
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