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Monday, September 25, 2006

Launch batch file (or CLI command) and capture output in .NET

Description: Launch a batchfile and capture the ouput produced by the batch file

System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo psi =
new System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo(@"C:\listfiles.bat");
psi.RedirectStandardOutput = true;
psi.WindowStyle = System.Diagnostics.ProcessWindowStyle.Hidden;
psi.UseShellExecute = false;
System.Diagnostics.Process listFiles;
listFiles = System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(psi);
System.IO.StreamReader myOutput = listFiles.StandardOutput;
listFiles.WaitForExit(2000);
if (listFiles.HasExited)
{
string output = myOutput.ReadToEnd();
this.processResults.Text = output;
}

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