Thursday, January 14, 2010

Code: Launch a Console Application in a New Window

I ran into a tricky situation today, How do I use a batch file to launch other batch files or console applications in a new console window?  The key to this is the START keyword.  So if you open up a new command prompt window and enter

test.bat

You will effectively transfer control of your current window to the test.bat file.  However, if you change your command to

start test.bat

The batch file will be launched in a new window allowing your first window to continue operation to perform other commands or launch more programs.