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Old August 12th, 2005, 09:05 PM
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Default Terminating External Process

Hello Everyone and thanks for your help in advance. I have a third party program that is opened daily using Windows Scheduler, which in turn runs a process. However, at the end of the process, the program does not close itself instead simply terminating and leaving itself open. Because of this, Windows Scheduler fails on the next attempt to launch the program unless someone manually closes the program daily. I know a Windows form can launch an external exe, and assume it can also be used to close an external program or process, however, I do not know how to do this. Any insight on this topic would be greatly appreciated.

Old September 25th, 2005, 09:28 AM
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This code is working.If you know the Process id.
So when process is starting. get the process id

Then use this

         Dim _id as Integer 'Process ID
         Dim _pr As New Process
        _pr = Process.GetProcessById(_id)

Difficult can be done immediately. But Impossible will take some more time.

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