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Process.Refresh Method

Discards any information about the associated process that has been cached inside the process component.

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

'Declaration
Public Sub Refresh
'Usage
Dim instance As Process

instance.Refresh
public void Refresh ()
public function Refresh ()

After Refresh is called, the first request for information about each property causes the process component to obtain a new value from the associated process.

When a Process component is associated with a process resource, the property values of the Process are immediately populated according to the status of the associated process. If the information about the associated process subsequently changes, those changes are not reflected in the Process component's cached values. The Process component is a snapshot of the process resource at the time they are associated. To view the current values for the associated process, call the Refresh method.

The following example starts an instance of Notepad. It then retrieves the physical memory usage of the associated process at 2 second intervals for a maximum of 10 seconds. The example detects whether the process exits before 10 seconds have elapsed. The example closes the process if it is still running after 10 seconds.

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")
            ' Display physical memory usage 5 times at intervals of 2 seconds.
            Dim i As Integer
            For i = 0 To 4
               If not myProcess.HasExited Then
               
                  ' Discard cached information about the process.
                  myProcess.Refresh()
                  ' Print working set to console.
                  Console.WriteLine("Physical Memory Usage: " + _
                                              myProcess.WorkingSet.ToString())
                  ' Wait 2 seconds.
                  Thread.Sleep(2000)
               Else 
                  Exit For
               End If
              
            Next i

           ' Close process by sending a close message to its main window.
           myProcess.CloseMainWindow()
           ' Free resources associated with process.
           myProcess.Close()

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

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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