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Process.MainWindowHandle Property

Gets the window handle of the main window of the associated process.

Namespace: System.Diagnostics
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

public IntPtr MainWindowHandle { get; }
/** @property */
public IntPtr get_MainWindowHandle ()

public function get MainWindowHandle () : IntPtr

Property Value

The system-generated window handle of the main window of the associated process.

Exception typeCondition

InvalidOperationException

The MainWindowHandle is not defined because the process has exited.

NotSupportedException

You are attempting to retrieve the MainWindowHandle for a process that is running on a remote computer.

PlatformNotSupportedException

The platform is Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me); set ProcessStartInfo.UseShellExecute to false to access this property on Windows 98 and Windows Me.

You can get the MainWindowHandle property only for processes that are running on the local computer. The MainWindowHandle property is a value that uniquely identifies the window that is associated with the process.

A process has a main window associated with it only if the process has a graphical interface. If the associated process does not have a main window, the MainWindowHandle value is zero. If you have just started a process and want to use its main window handle, consider using the WaitForInputIdle method to allow the process to finish starting, ensuring that the main window handle has been created. Otherwise, an exception will be thrown.

Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition Platform Note: This property is not available on this platform if you started the process with ProcessStartInfo.UseShellExecute set to true.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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