Occurs when a process exits.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
The event indicates that the associated process exited. This occurrence means either that the process terminated (aborted) or successfully closed. This event can occur only if the value of the EnableRaisingEvents property is true.
There are two ways of being notified when the associated process exits: synchronously and asynchronously. Synchronous notification relies on calling the WaitForExit method to pause the processing of your application until the associated component exits. Asynchronous notification relies on the event. In either case, EnableRaisingEvents must be set to true for the Process component to receive notification that the process has exited.
When the operating system shuts down a process, any process component that is waiting for an exit is notified. The component can then access the associated process information that is still resident in the operating system memory (such as ExitTime property) by using the handle that it has to the process.
Because the associated process has exited, the Handle property of the component no longer points to an existing process resource. Instead, it can be used only to access the operating system's information about the process resource. The system is aware of handles to exited processes that have not been released by Process components, so it keeps the ExitTime and Handle property information in memory until the Process component specifically frees the resources.
Even if you have a handle to an exited process, you cannot call Start again to reconnect to the same process. Calling Start automatically releases the associated process and connects to a process with the same file but an entirely new Handle.
For more information about the use of the event in Windows Forms applications, see the SynchronizingObject property.
The following code example creates a process that prints a file. It raises the event when the process exits because the EnableRaisingEvents property was set when the process was created. The event handler displays process information.
for full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code.
Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)
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