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Process.ToString Method

Formats the process's name as a string, combined with the parent component type, if applicable.

[Visual Basic]
Overrides Public Function ToString() As String
[C#]
public override string ToString();
[C++]
public: String* ToString();
[JScript]
public override function ToString() : String;

Return Value

The ProcessName, combined with the base component's ToString return value.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example starts an instance of Notepad. The example then retrieves and displays various properties of the associated process. The example detects when the process exits, and displays the process's exit code.

[Visual Basic] 
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Imports System.Threading

Namespace Process_Sample
   Class MyProcessClass

      Public Shared Sub Main()
         Try

            Dim myProcess As Process
            myProcess = Process.Start("NotePad.exe")

            While Not myProcess.HasExited

               Console.WriteLine()
               
               ' Get physical memory usage of the associated process.
               Console.WriteLine("Process's physical memory usage: " + _
                                      myProcess.WorkingSet.ToString)
               ' Get base priority of the associated process.
               Console.WriteLine("Base priority of the associated process: " + _
                                      myProcess.BasePriority.ToString)
               ' Get priority class of the associated process.
               Console.WriteLine("Priority class of the associated process: " + _
                                      myProcess.PriorityClass.ToString)
               ' Get user processor time for this process.
               Console.WriteLine("User Processor Time: " + _
                                      myProcess.UserProcessorTime.ToString)
               ' Get privileged processor time for this process.
               Console.WriteLine("Privileged Processor Time: " + _
                                   myProcess.PrivilegedProcessorTime.ToString)
               ' Get total processor time for this process.
               Console.WriteLine("Total Processor Time: " + _
                                     myProcess.TotalProcessorTime.ToString)
               ' Invoke overloaded ToString function.
               Console.WriteLine("Process's Name: " + myProcess.ToString)
               Console.WriteLine("-------------------------------------")

               If myProcess.Responding Then
                  Console.WriteLine("Status:  Responding to user interface")
                  myProcess.Refresh()
               Else
                  Console.WriteLine("Status:  Not Responding")
               End If
               Thread.Sleep(1000)
            End While

            Console.WriteLine()
            Console.WriteLine("Process exit code: {0}", myProcess.ExitCode)

         Catch e As Exception
            Console.WriteLine("The following exception was raised: " + e.Message)
         End Try
      End Sub 'Main
   End Class 'MyProcessClass
End Namespace 'Process_Sample


[C#] 
using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.Threading;

namespace Process_Sample
{
   class MyProcessClass
   {
      public static void Main()
      {
         try
         {

            Process myProcess;
            myProcess = Process.Start("NotePad.exe");

            while(!myProcess.HasExited)
            {
               Console.WriteLine();

               // Get physical memory usage of the associated process.
               Console.WriteLine("Process's physical memory usage: " + myProcess.WorkingSet);
               // Get base priority of the associated process.
               Console.WriteLine("Base priority of the associated process: " + myProcess.BasePriority);
               // Get priority class of the associated process.
               Console.WriteLine("Priority class of the associated process: " + myProcess.PriorityClass);
               // Get user processor time for this process.
               Console.WriteLine("User Processor Time: " + myProcess.UserProcessorTime);
               // Get privileged processor time for this process.
               Console.WriteLine("Privileged Processor Time: " + myProcess.PrivilegedProcessorTime);
               // Get total processor time for this process.
               Console.WriteLine("Total Processor Time: " + myProcess.TotalProcessorTime);
               // Invoke overloaded ToString function.
               Console.WriteLine("Process's Name: " + myProcess.ToString());
               Console.WriteLine("-------------------------------------");

               if(myProcess.Responding)
               {
                  Console.WriteLine("Status:  Responding to user interface");
                  myProcess.Refresh();
               }
               else
               {
                  Console.WriteLine("Status:  Not Responding");
               }
               Thread.Sleep(1000);

            }

            Console.WriteLine();
            Console.WriteLine("Process exit code: {0}", myProcess.ExitCode);
         }
         catch(Exception e)
         {
            Console.WriteLine("The following exception was raised: " + e.Message);
         }
      }

   }
}

[C++] 
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Diagnostics;
using namespace System::Threading;

int main() {
    try {
        Process* myProcess;
        myProcess = Process::Start(S"NotePad.exe");

        while(!myProcess->HasExited)       
        {
           Console::WriteLine();

            // Get physical memory usage of the associated process.
            Console::WriteLine(S"Process's physical memory usage: {0}", myProcess->WorkingSet.ToString());
            // Get base priority of the associated process.
            Console::WriteLine(S"Base priority of the associated process: {0}", myProcess->BasePriority.ToString());
            // Get priority class of the associated process.
            Console::WriteLine("Priority class of the associated process: {0}", __box(myProcess->PriorityClass));
            // Get user processor time for this process.
            Console::WriteLine(S"User Processor Time: {0}", myProcess->UserProcessorTime.ToString());
            // Get privileged processor time for this process.
            Console::WriteLine(S"Privileged Processor Time: {0}", myProcess->PrivilegedProcessorTime.ToString());
            // Get total processor time for this process.
            Console::WriteLine(S"Total Processor Time: {0}", myProcess->TotalProcessorTime.ToString());
            // Invoke overloaded ToString function.
            Console::WriteLine(S"Process's Name: {0}", myProcess->ToString());
            Console::WriteLine(S"-------------------------------------");

            if (myProcess->Responding) 
            {
                Console::WriteLine(S"Status:  Responding to user interface");
                myProcess->Refresh();
            } 
            else
            {
                Console::WriteLine(S"Status:  Not Responding");
            }

            Thread::Sleep(1000);
        }

        Console::WriteLine();
        Console::WriteLine("Process exit code: {0}", myProcess->ExitCode.ToString());

    } catch (Exception* e) {
       Console::WriteLine(S"The following exception was raised:  {0}", e->Message);
    }
}

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

.NET Framework Security: 

See Also

Process Class | Process Members | System.Diagnostics Namespace

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