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I am connecting to MathKernel.exe using C++ via MathLink on Windows. Hence, to create the link, this is what I use:

link = MLOpenString(env, "-linkmode launch -linkname 'C:\\Program Files\\Wolfram Research\\Mathematica\\9.0\\MathKernel.exe -mathlink'", &errno);

Once the link is successfully launched, MathKernel's tab appears on the taskbar. Can we suppress that? Is there a way?

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marked as duplicate by Szabolcs, m_goldberg, Dr. belisarius, Michael E2, Yves Klett Mar 13 '14 at 6:37

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Let me know if that works from the link above. More explicitly, use "-linkmode launch -linkname 'C:\\Program Files\\Wolfram Research\\Mathematica\\9.0\\MathKernel.exe -mathlink -noicon'" I'm not using Windows any more so I can't easily test this. – Szabolcs Mar 12 '14 at 16:20
yes, this works perfectly fine! thanks a lot – arvindrajan92 Mar 13 '14 at 4:35

instead, use

"-linkmode launch -linkname 'C:\\Program Files\\Wolfram Research\\Mathematica\\9.0\\MathKernel.exe -mathlink -noicon'"

with reference to this

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