How To: Execute command line in C#, get STD OUT results

// Start the child process.
 Process p = new Process();
 // Redirect the output stream of the child process.
 p.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = false;
 p.StartInfo.RedirectStandardOutput = true;
 p.StartInfo.FileName = "YOURBATCHFILE.bat";
 // Do not wait for the child process to exit before
 // reading to the end of its redirected stream.
 // p.WaitForExit();
 // Read the output stream first and then wait.
 string output = p.StandardOutput.ReadToEnd();

Code is from MSDN.

Here's a quick sample:

//Create process
System.Diagnostics.Process pProcess = new System.Diagnostics.Process();

//strCommand is path and file name of command to run
pProcess.StartInfo.FileName = strCommand;

//strCommandParameters are parameters to pass to program
pProcess.StartInfo.Arguments = strCommandParameters;

pProcess.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = false;

//Set output of program to be written to process output stream
pProcess.StartInfo.RedirectStandardOutput = true;   

pProcess.StartInfo.WorkingDirectory = strWorkingDirectory;

//Start the process

//Get program output
string strOutput = pProcess.StandardOutput.ReadToEnd();

//Wait for process to finish

There one other parameter I found useful, which I use to eliminate the process window

pProcess.StartInfo.CreateNoWindow = true;

this helps to hide the black console window from user completely, if that is what you desire.