Function Reference


Creates or opens a job object

#include <WinAPIProc.au3>
_WinAPI_CreateJobObject ( [$sName = '' [, $tSecurity = 0]] )


$sName [optional] The name of the job. Name comparison is case-sensitive. If this parameter is '', the job is created without a name.
$tSecurity [optional] $tagSECURITY_ATTRIBUTES structure that specifies the security descriptor for the job object and determines whether child processes can inherit the returned handle.
If this parameter is 0 (Default), the job object gets a default security descriptor and the handle cannot be inherited.

Return Value

Success: [optional] Handle to the job object. If the object existed before the function call, the function returns a handle to the existing job object.
Failure: 0, call _WinAPI_GetLastError() to get extended error information.


When a job is created, its accounting information is initialized to zero, all limits are inactive, and there are no associated processes. To assign a process to a job object, use the _WinAPI_AssignProcessToJobObject() function.
To set limits for a job, use the _WinAPI_SetInformationJobObject() function.
To query accounting information, use the _WinAPI_QueryInformationJobObject() function.

All processes associated with a job must run in the same session. A job is associated with the session of the first process to be assigned to the job.

To close a job object handle, use the _WinAPI_CloseHandle() function. The job is destroyed when its last handle has been closed and all associated processes have exited.


_WinAPI_AssignProcessToJobObject, _WinAPI_CloseHandle, _WinAPI_QueryInformationJobObject, _WinAPI_SetInformationJobObject

See Also

Search CreateJobObject in MSDN Library.


#include <APIProcConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>
#include <WinAPIMisc.au3>
#include <WinAPIProc.au3>

Local Const $sTemp = @TempDir & '\Test.au3'

; Create temporary .au3 file
Local $hFile = FileOpen($sTemp, 2)
For $i = 1 To 3
    FileWriteLine($hFile, 'Run(@SystemDir & "\calc.exe")' & @CRLF & 'Sleep(100)')

; Run 3 times the "calc.exe" and wait until you have closed all 3 processes
_RunWaitEx(@AutoItExe & ' /AutoIt3ExecuteScript "' & $sTemp & '"')

; Delete temporary .au3 file

Func _RunWaitEx($sCmd)
    ; Original idea by amel27

    Local $tProcess = DllStructCreate($tagPROCESS_INFORMATION)
    Local $tStartup = DllStructCreate($tagSTARTUPINFO)

    Local $hJob = _WinAPI_CreateJobObject()
    If Not $hJob Then Return SetError(1, 0, 0)

    DllStructSetData($tStartup, 'Size', DllStructGetSize($tStartup))
    If Not _WinAPI_CreateProcess('', $sCmd, 0, 0, 0, BitOR($CREATE_BREAKAWAY_FROM_JOB, $CREATE_SUSPENDED), 0, 0, $tStartup, $tProcess) Then
        Return SetError(1, _WinAPI_CloseHandle($hJob), 0)
    Local $hProcess = DllStructGetData($tProcess, 'hProcess')
    Local $hThread = DllStructGetData($tProcess, 'hThread')
    _WinAPI_AssignProcessToJobObject($hJob, $hProcess)
        If Not _WinAPI_QueryInformationJobObject($hJob, 1, $tInfo) Then
    Until Not DllStructGetData($tInfo, 'ActiveProcesses')
    Return 1
EndFunc   ;==>_RunWaitEx

Func _WinAPI_ResumeThread($hThread)
    Local $aRet = DllCall('kernel32.dll', 'dword', 'ResumeThread', 'ptr', $hThread)
    If @error Or (_WinAPI_DWordToInt($aRet[0]) = -1) Then Return SetError(1, 0, -1)

    Return $aRet[0]
EndFunc   ;==>_WinAPI_ResumeThread