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catch the process terminate from the task manager

Is there a way to catch the event of terminating the application from the the
processes tab in task manager?

I have created windows app, and if a user termintates the app in the task
manager, I'd like to be notified. I tried few combinations of Close, Closing,
Application.Exit method, ApplicationExit Event, etc, but nothing seems to be
working.

Thanks in advance
Strah@Langan
May 25 '06 #1
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well you should be able to catch this in the form`s closing event

Private Sub Form1_FormClosing(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As
System.Windows.Forms.FormClosingEventArgs) Handles Me.FormClosing

e.CloseReason.TaskManagerClosing

End Sub

regards

Michel Posseth [MCP]

"Strah" <St***@discussions.microsoft.com> schreef in bericht
news:95**********************************@microsof t.com...
Is there a way to catch the event of terminating the application from the
the
processes tab in task manager?

I have created windows app, and if a user termintates the app in the task
manager, I'd like to be notified. I tried few combinations of Close,
Closing,
Application.Exit method, ApplicationExit Event, etc, but nothing seems to
be
working.

Thanks in advance
Strah@Langan

May 25 '06 #2
Michel,

thanks for your response. It would be too good if it was that easy, but this
works only if you End Task (kill application) in the Application tab, but not
if you End Process (kill process) in the Processes tab of Task Manager.

There have obviously been few significant upgrades between VS.NET 2002 and
VS.NET 2005. I am still maintaining my application in VS.NET 2002 where
e.CloseReason does not exist yet, but have installed VS.NET 2005 on other
machine so I could test your suggestion.

We will soon distribute .NET framework 2.0 company wide, so I will finaly be
able to migrate my windows application to VS.NET 2005 version in which I am
able to test for e.CloseReason.TaskManagerClosing, which is exactly what I
needed, BUT ONLY if it worked in the Processes tab of Task Manager.

I am very confused that this new powerfull feature does not work in the
Processes tab. Any reason for that? Or can I make it work if the process is
killed (End Process). Or is there any other way to get notified when the
process is killed from the Task Manager - Processes tab?

Thanks,

Strah@langan

"Michel Posseth [MCP]" wrote:

well you should be able to catch this in the form`s closing event

Private Sub Form1_FormClosing(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As
System.Windows.Forms.FormClosingEventArgs) Handles Me.FormClosing

e.CloseReason.TaskManagerClosing

End Sub

regards

Michel Posseth [MCP]

"Strah" <St***@discussions.microsoft.com> schreef in bericht
news:95**********************************@microsof t.com...
Is there a way to catch the event of terminating the application from the
the
processes tab in task manager?

I have created windows app, and if a user termintates the app in the task
manager, I'd like to be notified. I tried few combinations of Close,
Closing,
Application.Exit method, ApplicationExit Event, etc, but nothing seems to
be
working.

Thanks in advance
Strah@Langan


May 25 '06 #3
aha well you can`t catch the termination of your app when it is killed
through end process
as the app is forcefully killed ( equivalant as your app is ended with the
END statement ( verry bad to use this ) )

It is inmediatly unloaded without running or triggering termination and
cleanup events

you can only detect this with running a watcher app or something ( query the
processes lost once in a while )
hmm when i think of this

you could create a small executable wich only task is to check if your app
is alive , your app in it`s turn will query the process list to make sure
it`s guardian is running and if not start it with a process start command .

so it is possible but not through your own program you need a second process

by the way you called this feature new ,,, i used this a lot in my VB6 days
seems MS has still some catching up todo before VS.net has everything that
VB6 already had .
regards
michel posseth


"Strah" <St***@discussions.microsoft.com> schreef in bericht
news:E6**********************************@microsof t.com...
Michel,

thanks for your response. It would be too good if it was that easy, but
this
works only if you End Task (kill application) in the Application tab, but
not
if you End Process (kill process) in the Processes tab of Task Manager.

There have obviously been few significant upgrades between VS.NET 2002 and
VS.NET 2005. I am still maintaining my application in VS.NET 2002 where
e.CloseReason does not exist yet, but have installed VS.NET 2005 on other
machine so I could test your suggestion.

We will soon distribute .NET framework 2.0 company wide, so I will finaly
be
able to migrate my windows application to VS.NET 2005 version in which I
am
able to test for e.CloseReason.TaskManagerClosing, which is exactly what I
needed, BUT ONLY if it worked in the Processes tab of Task Manager.

I am very confused that this new powerfull feature does not work in the
Processes tab. Any reason for that? Or can I make it work if the process
is
killed (End Process). Or is there any other way to get notified when the
process is killed from the Task Manager - Processes tab?

Thanks,

Strah@langan

"Michel Posseth [MCP]" wrote:

well you should be able to catch this in the form`s closing event

Private Sub Form1_FormClosing(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As
System.Windows.Forms.FormClosingEventArgs) Handles Me.FormClosing

e.CloseReason.TaskManagerClosing

End Sub

regards

Michel Posseth [MCP]

"Strah" <St***@discussions.microsoft.com> schreef in bericht
news:95**********************************@microsof t.com...
> Is there a way to catch the event of terminating the application from
> the
> the
> processes tab in task manager?
>
> I have created windows app, and if a user termintates the app in the
> task
> manager, I'd like to be notified. I tried few combinations of Close,
> Closing,
> Application.Exit method, ApplicationExit Event, etc, but nothing seems
> to
> be
> working.
>
> Thanks in advance
> Strah@Langan


May 25 '06 #4
hmm it seems I need to create a service to guard my application... a bit
disappointing, but thanks for your input
"Michel Posseth [MCP]" wrote:
aha well you can`t catch the termination of your app when it is killed
through end process
as the app is forcefully killed ( equivalant as your app is ended with the
END statement ( verry bad to use this ) )

It is inmediatly unloaded without running or triggering termination and
cleanup events

you can only detect this with running a watcher app or something ( query the
processes lost once in a while )
hmm when i think of this

you could create a small executable wich only task is to check if your app
is alive , your app in it`s turn will query the process list to make sure
it`s guardian is running and if not start it with a process start command .

so it is possible but not through your own program you need a second process

by the way you called this feature new ,,, i used this a lot in my VB6 days
seems MS has still some catching up todo before VS.net has everything that
VB6 already had .
regards
michel posseth


"Strah" <St***@discussions.microsoft.com> schreef in bericht
news:E6**********************************@microsof t.com...
Michel,

thanks for your response. It would be too good if it was that easy, but
this
works only if you End Task (kill application) in the Application tab, but
not
if you End Process (kill process) in the Processes tab of Task Manager.

There have obviously been few significant upgrades between VS.NET 2002 and
VS.NET 2005. I am still maintaining my application in VS.NET 2002 where
e.CloseReason does not exist yet, but have installed VS.NET 2005 on other
machine so I could test your suggestion.

We will soon distribute .NET framework 2.0 company wide, so I will finaly
be
able to migrate my windows application to VS.NET 2005 version in which I
am
able to test for e.CloseReason.TaskManagerClosing, which is exactly what I
needed, BUT ONLY if it worked in the Processes tab of Task Manager.

I am very confused that this new powerfull feature does not work in the
Processes tab. Any reason for that? Or can I make it work if the process
is
killed (End Process). Or is there any other way to get notified when the
process is killed from the Task Manager - Processes tab?

Thanks,

Strah@langan

"Michel Posseth [MCP]" wrote:

well you should be able to catch this in the form`s closing event

Private Sub Form1_FormClosing(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As
System.Windows.Forms.FormClosingEventArgs) Handles Me.FormClosing

e.CloseReason.TaskManagerClosing

End Sub

regards

Michel Posseth [MCP]

"Strah" <St***@discussions.microsoft.com> schreef in bericht
news:95**********************************@microsof t.com...
> Is there a way to catch the event of terminating the application from
> the
> the
> processes tab in task manager?
>
> I have created windows app, and if a user termintates the app in the
> task
> manager, I'd like to be notified. I tried few combinations of Close,
> Closing,
> Application.Exit method, ApplicationExit Event, etc, but nothing seems
> to
> be
> working.
>
> Thanks in advance
> Strah@Langan


May 25 '06 #5

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