[Mono-list] how to call a mono graphical app on windows without a terminal being shown?

Kornél Pál kornelpal at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 15:16:13 EDT 2008

Note that if you really need a batch file without a console window and 
don't want to create a wrapper executable you can use a VBScript (.vbs) 
file instead that is supported by XP and Vista as well.


Xavi de Blas wrote:
> Hello, i'm doing it with installjammer app. It locates mono
> installation reading the windows registry and then it writes in a file
> where it is.
> And then the bat reads that file.
> Now that i will kill the .bat, i will put the mono path on the start
> up menu and desktop icon all using the installjammer.
> if you want to see how it works (still without the bat) download
> chronojump for windows:
> http://www.gnome.org/projects/chronojump/installation.html
> (it's 70MB because it contains Mono)
> bye
> 2008/6/6 Stéphane Zanoni <stephane at omni-ts.com>:
>> Installer's don't normally know where Mono is installed, so having this
>> as part of a standard InstallShield deployment might be more difficult.
>> Has the idea of providing some sort of architecture specific bootstrap
>> process been discussed?
>> Stéphane
>>>>> "Jonathan Chambers" <joncham at gmail.com> 6/6/2008 12:41 PM >>>
>> Hello,
>> Can't you make the start menu shortcut launch your app using mono?
>> "C:\<mono_install_location\bin\monow.exe"
>> "<path_to_chronojump>\chronojump.exe"
>> Thanks,
>> Jonathan
>> On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 2:37 PM, Xavi de Blas <xaviblas at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> 1st thanks to all, still no success:
>>> -i prefer to avoid the creation of a windows c program if there's
>>> another solution
>>> Kornél, i tried the "monow" and it's nice because the windows
>> terminal
>>> exist but it contains no info and can be closed. But how to close it
>>> automatically?
>>> I suppose that compiling as a gui app will have the same problem as
>> the
>>> monow
>>> if we don't find how to close the terminal, the best solution should
>> be:
>>> call mono and my app as a parameter from the desktop icon (without
>> the
>>> need of a .bat)
>>> any more ideas?
>>> how glade that it's included with mono on windows it's an exe that
>>> calls mono? is it selfcontained?
>>> thanks again
>>> 2008/6/6 Kornél Pál <kornelpal at gmail.com>:
>>>> Use monow.exe instead of mono.exe
>>>> Kornél
>>>> Xavi de Blas wrote:
>>>>> Sorry for the long subject of this email, but i have the
>> following
>>>>> problem:
>>>>> 1.- I don't find the way to call from windows "start" menu: mono
>> and
>>>>> chronojump
>>>>> 2.- As i don't find the way, i created a .bat, and this calls
>> both
>>>>> 3.- but the .bat leaves the console open all the time my app is
>> open.
>>>>> This is not nice, and also some users close the console and then
>>>>> chronojump closes
>>>>> What is the best solution?
>>>>> Thanks
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