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ProcessList To Count Named Processes

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I am trying to get a number returned for how many instances of a certain processor there is..

$PCount = ProcessList("test.exe")

I need it in a numeric format so I can do the following:

If $PCount = $PCount + 1 Then
; Do stuff here
End If
Edited by XxXGoD

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Did you look at the help file for ProcessList? It returns an array, and in the arrays [0][0] position is the number of processes found that match.

The array returned is two-dimensional and is made up as follows:

$array[0][0] = Number of processes

$array[1][0] = 1st Process name

$array[1][1] = 1st Process ID (PID)


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You should be able to do something like this:

$list = ProcessList()
$x = 0
For $i = 1 To $list[0][0]
  If $list[$i][0] = "notepad.exe" Then
   $x = $x + 1
  EndIf
Next
MsgBox(0, "", $x)

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Or you could do this:

$PCount = ProcessList("notepad.exe")
MsgBox(64, "Count", "Number of notepad processes found = " & $PCount[0][0])

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Even better, BrewManNH :) I was going off his requirement to do

If $PCount = $PCount + 1 Then
; Do stuff here
End If


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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

Hey Guys,

You should be able to do something like this:

$list = ProcessList() $x = 0 For $i = 1 To $list[0][0] If $list[$i][0] = "notepad.exe" Then $x = $x + 1 EndIf Next MsgBox(0, "", $x)
Perfect, thank you I had to change how it works a little but it works flawlessly.

Or you could do this:

$PCount = ProcessList("notepad.exe") MsgBox(64, "Count", "Number of notepad processes found = " & $PCount[0][0])
I was unable to do what I wanted using that however the other guys works perfect.

Thank you very much both of you :)

Edited by XxXGoD

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