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Process.ProcessName Property

Gets the name of the process.

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

public string ProcessName { get; }
/** @property */
public String get_ProcessName ()

public function get ProcessName () : String

Property Value

The name that the system uses to identify the process to the user.

Exception typeCondition

SystemException

The process does not have an identifier, or no process is associated with the Process.

-or-

The associated process has exited.

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.

The ProcessName property holds an executable file name, such as Outlook, that does not include the .exe extension or the path. It is helpful for getting and manipulating all the processes that are associated with the same executable file.

NoteNote

The ProcessName property holds up to fifteen characters.

You can call GetProcessesByName, passing it an executable file name, to retrieve an array that contains every running instance on the specified computer. You can use this array, for example, to shut down all the running instances of the executable file.

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

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