tdf#100826: replacing command-line help dialog with console under Windows

Thorsten Behrens thb at
Wed Nov 23 20:46:46 UTC 2016

Kaganski Mike wrote:
> Unfortunately, the solution in the is to make the
> application a console application (having SUBSYSTEM=CONSOLE [1]) by
> providing main instead of WinMain. This has the drawback of flashing
> console that is always created by OS when launching such programs,
> as I explained in the first message...
I think what Eike suggests is to use guistdio.exe (perhaps rename it
appropriately, to something like, and use _that_ when
calling soffice from the command line.


-- Thorsten
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