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in VB 2010, I need to set the priority level of a process to a level that will not be interrupted by the operating system (Windows 7).
Could anyone please tell me how that is done?
Thanks for you assistance.
Best regards - Walter
VB in windows does provide a >ProcessPriorityClass.RealTime< - so maybe I can use that - being very careful to switch back to >ProcessPriorityClass.Normal< after the non-interruptable process is finished.
the >ProcessPriorityClass.RealTime< seems to be some kind of joke: when I try to set the priorityClass to >RealTime< and then interrogate the process, asking for the status of the PriorityClass it gives back the status >High<.
Sorry, I don't have any experience with this. It could be that you don't have privileges to elevate to the highest level. You could try running the program with the "As Administrator" option to see if there's any difference.
The documentation says RealTime gives the program the highest possible priority. Perhaps the operating system won't let you go higher than High.
I used to know some people who needed real time control for things like data acquisition. They used a real time operating system not windows. But that was a long time ago.