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I'm not as hot over this one as I am over my other UDF posted today. This one didn't really require much work, but I found it handy for a script I've been working on. Should be fairly straightforward. Instead of just returning the PID for a window, this returns the process's name (and it also returns the PID in @extended).

;===============================================================================
;
; Description:      _WinGetProcessName - Retrieves the name of the Process associated with a window.
; Syntax:           _WinGetProcessName ( $s_Title [, $s_Text ] )
; Parameter(s):     $s_Title - Title of the window to read.
;                   $s_Text [optional] - Text of the window to read.
; Return Value(s):  Success: Returns the name of the Process the window belongs to,
;                   and sets @extended to the Process ID
;                   Failure: Returns False, and sets @error to 1
; Author(s):        Saunders (rksaunders@gmail.com)
;
;===============================================================================

Func _WinGetProcessName($s_Title, $s_Text = '')
    Local $i_PID, $a_ProcList
    $i_PID = WinGetProcess($s_Title, $s_Text)
    If $i_PID <> -1 Then
        $a_ProcList = ProcessList()
        For $i_For = 1 to $a_ProcList[0][0]
            If $a_ProcList[$i_For][1] = $i_PID Then
                SetExtended($i_PID)
                Return $a_ProcList[$i_For][0]
            EndIf
        Next
    EndIf
    SetError(1)
    Return False
EndFunc

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I'm not as hot over this one as I am over my other UDF posted today. This one didn't really require much work, but I found it handy for a script I've been working on. Should be fairly straightforward. Instead of just returning the PID for a window, this returns the process's name (and it also returns the PID in @extended).

This will come in handy to indentify a process, but would be nice to have a _KillWinProcess($i_PID) or Terminate function. Do you have anything like this in your tool box? :)

Cheers.. :evil:

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Uhm, wouldn't that be ProcessClose()? Or did you want one where you could specify window title, and it would close the process? That shouldn't be hard...

Without testing.. I think this will work:

Func _WinProcessClose($s_Title, $s_Text = '')
    Local $i_PID, $a_ProcList
    $i_PID = WinGetProcess($s_Title, $s_Text)
    If $i_PID <> -1 Then
        $a_ProcList = ProcessList()
        For $i_For = 1 to $a_ProcList[0][0]
            If $a_ProcList[$i_For][1] = $i_PID Then
                Return ProcessClose($i_PID)
            EndIf
        Next
    EndIf
    SetError(1)
    Return False
EndFunc

After some quick testing, seems it works.

Edited by Saunders

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Uhm, wouldn't that be ProcessClose()? Or did you want one where you could specify window title, and it would close the process? That shouldn't be hard...

Without testing.. I think this will work:

Func _WinProcessClose($s_Title, $s_Text = '')
    Local $i_PID, $a_ProcList
    $i_PID = WinGetProcess($s_Title, $s_Text)
    If $i_PID <> -1 Then
        $a_ProcList = ProcessList()
        For $i_For = 1 to $a_ProcList[0][0]
            If $a_ProcList[$i_For][1] = $i_PID Then
                Return ProcessClose($i_PID)
            EndIf
        Next
    EndIf
    SetError(1)
    Return False
EndFunc

After some quick testing, seems it works.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

I am looking to close a process that may not have a window open, which just might be a ProcessClose() function. I would like to shortcut going to the Windows TaskManager then closing the process that I know has crashed but the {.EXE} is still running for some reason. It is a shortcut-lazy thing.. :)

I will give your code a try, Thanks!! :D

Cheers.. :evil:

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