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Question: I have a console program that shouldn't be seen.(It resets IIS and deletes temp files.)Right now I can manage to hide the window right after start like this:

static void Main(string[] args)
{
var currentProcess = System.Diagnostics.Process.GetCurrentProcess();

[code]....

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Option Explicit On
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