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Process.GetProcessesByName Method

Creates an array of new Process components and associates them with the existing process resources that all share the specified process name.

Overload List

Creates an array of new Process components and associates them with all the process resources on the local computer that share the specified process name.

[Visual Basic] Overloads Public Shared Function GetProcessesByName(String) As Process()
[C#] public static Process[] GetProcessesByName(string);
[C++] public: static Process* GetProcessesByName(String*) [];
[JScript] public static function GetProcessesByName(String) : Process[];

Creates an array of new Process components and associates them with all the process resources on a remote computer that share the specified process name.

[Visual Basic] Overloads Public Shared Function GetProcessesByName(String, String) As Process()
[C#] public static Process[] GetProcessesByName(string, string);
[C++] public: static Process* GetProcessesByName(String*, String*) [];
[JScript] public static function GetProcessesByName(String, String) : Process[];

Example

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example retrieves information of the current process, all instances of Notepad running on the local computer, all instances of Notepad running on a specific computer using the computer alias and an IP address, all processes running on the local computer and a remote computer, a specific process on the local computer or a remote computer using the process id.

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] Note   This example shows how to use one of the overloaded versions of GetProcessesByName. For other examples that might be available, see the individual overload topics.
[Visual Basic] 
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Imports System.ComponentModel


Namespace MyProcessSample
    _
   '/ <summary>
   '/ Shell for the sample.
   '/ </summary>
   Public Class MyProcess
      
      
      
      
      Public Sub BindToRunningProcesses()
         ' Get the current process.
         Dim currentProcess As Process = Process.GetCurrentProcess()
         
         
         ' Get all instances of Notepad running on the local
         ' computer.
         Dim localByName As Process() = Process.GetProcessesByName("notepad")
         
         
         ' Get all instances of Notepad running on the specifiec
         ' computer.
         ' 1. Using the computer alias (do not precede with "\\").
         Dim remoteByName As Process() = Process.GetProcessesByName("notepad", "myComputer")
         
         ' 2. Using an IP address to specify the machineName parameter. 
         Dim ipByName As Process() = Process.GetProcessesByName("notepad", "169.0.0.0")
         
         
         ' Get all processes running on the local computer.
         Dim localAll As Process() = Process.GetProcesses()
         
         
         ' Get all processes running on the remote computer.
         Dim remoteAll As Process() = Process.GetProcesses("myComputer")
         
         
         ' Get a process on the local computer, using the process id.
         Dim localById As Process = Process.GetProcessById(1234)
         
         
         ' Get a process on a remote computer, using the process id.
         Dim remoteById As Process = Process.GetProcessById(2345, "myComputer")
      End Sub 'BindToRunningProcesses
       
      
      
      
      Public Shared Sub Main()
         
         Dim myProcess As New MyProcess()
         
         
         myProcess.BindToRunningProcesses()
      End Sub 'Main 
   End Class 'MyProcess
End Namespace 'MyProcessSample

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

namespace MyProcessSample
{
    /// <summary>
    /// Shell for the sample.
    /// </summary>
    public class MyProcess
    {
        
       
        
        public void BindToRunningProcesses()
        {
            // Get the current process.
            Process currentProcess = Process.GetCurrentProcess();

            
            // Get all instances of Notepad running on the local
            // computer.
            Process [] localByName = Process.GetProcessesByName("notepad");

            
            // Get all instances of Notepad running on the specifiec
            // computer.
            // 1. Using the computer alias (do not precede with "\\").
            Process [] remoteByName = Process.GetProcessesByName("notepad", "myComputer");
            
            // 2. Using an IP address to specify the machineName parameter. 
            Process [] ipByName = Process.GetProcessesByName("notepad", "169.0.0.0");
            
            
            // Get all processes running on the local computer.
            Process [] localAll = Process.GetProcesses();

            
            // Get all processes running on the remote computer.
            Process [] remoteAll = Process.GetProcesses("myComputer");

            
            // Get a process on the local computer, using the process id.
            Process localById = Process.GetProcessById(1234);

            
            // Get a process on a remote computer, using the process id.
            Process remoteById = Process.GetProcessById(2345, "myComputer");
            
        }
        


        public static void Main()
        {
                
                   MyProcess myProcess = new MyProcess();
            

            myProcess.BindToRunningProcesses();

            }    
    }
}

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

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Diagnostics;
using namespace System::ComponentModel;

int main() {
    // Get the current process.
    Process* currentProcess = Process::GetCurrentProcess();

    // Get all instances of Notepad running on the local
    // computer.
    Process* localByName[] = Process::GetProcessesByName(S"notepad");

    // Get all instances of Notepad running on the specific
    // computer.
    // 1. Using the computer alias (do not precede with "\\").
    Process* remoteByName[] = Process::GetProcessesByName(S"notepad", S"myComputer");

    // 2. Using an IP address to specify the machineName parameter. 
    Process* ipByName[] = Process::GetProcessesByName(S"notepad", S"169.0.0.0");

    // Get all processes running on the local computer.
    Process* localAll[] = Process::GetProcesses();

    // Get all processes running on the remote computer.
    Process* remoteAll[] = Process::GetProcesses(S"myComputer");

    // Get a process on the local computer, using the process id.
    Process* localById = Process::GetProcessById(1234);

    // Get a process on a remote computer, using the process id.
    Process* remoteById = Process::GetProcessById(2345, S"myComputer");
}

[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.

See Also

Process Class | Process Members | System.Diagnostics Namespace

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