# Hide minted output completely without taking up space

Due to issues with Minted's escapeinside option, I would like to include, but completely hide (without taking up any space), a minted environment within my document. I do not want any of the content to be visible.

I've gotten pretty close with this hacky solution, which uses a tiny font size:

\begin{minted}[fontsize=\fontsize{0.01pt}{0.01pt}]{java}
public String someCode(String argument) {
// code here...
}
\end{minted}


Is there a more elegant solution than just using a very small font size? Can I put it inside some sort of box, and set it to have a zero height? Can I float it somehow, such that it never gets actually shown anywhere in the document?

It's important that the code is actually processed. I therefore can't just comment it out, or use a \if.

We define a savebox with \newsavebox.

It's possible to then create an lrbox environment (specifying the savebox name), and throw the minted code listing inside a minipage.

\newsavebox\hideminted

\begin{lrbox}{\hideminted}\begin{minipage}{\textwidth}
\begin{minted}[fontsize=\fontsize{0.01pt}{0.01pt}]{java}
public String lookupUserNameByToken(String token) throws SQLException {
Statement stmt = connection.createStatement();
String query = "select * from users where ";
query += "token = '" + token + "'";
ResultSet rs = stmt.executeQuery(sql);
if (rs.next()) {
return rs.getString("name");
}
return null;
}
\end{minted}
\end{minipage}\end{lrbox}


We then ensure that we never \usebox{\hideminted}, and it will never actually appear in the document.