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The _SHELLHIDE function hides the console window and returns any INTEGER code sent when a program exits.


returnCode% = _SHELLHIDE(externalCommand$)


  • The literal or variable STRING externalCommand$ parameter can be any external command or call to another program.


  • A QB64 program can return codes specified after END or SYSTEM calls.
  • The returnCode% is usually 0 when the external program ends with no errors.


Example: Shelling to another QB64 program will return the exit code when one is set in the program that is run.

returncode% = _SHELLHIDE("DesktopSize") 'replace call with your program EXE PRINT returncode% END

Explanation: To set a program exit code use an INTEGER parameter value after END or SYSTEM in the called program.

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Keyword Reference - Alphabetical
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