Process.ToString Method ()

 

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

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

Public Overrides Function ToString As String

Return Value

Type: System.String

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

Exception Condition
PlatformNotSupportedException

ToString is not supported on Windows 98.

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.

Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics

Namespace ProcessSample
    Class ProcessMonitorSample

        Public Shared Sub Main()

            ' Define variables to track the peak
            ' memory usage of the process.
            Dim peakPagedMem As Long = 0
            Dim peakWorkingSet As Long = 0
            Dim peakVirtualMem As Long = 0

            Dim myProcess As Process = Nothing

            Try

                ' Start the process.
                myProcess = Process.Start("NotePad.exe")

                ' Display process statistics until
                ' the user closes the program.
                Do

                    If Not myProcess.HasExited Then

                        ' Refresh the current process property values.
                        myProcess.Refresh()

                        Console.WriteLine()

                        ' Display current process statistics.

                        Console.WriteLine("{0} -", myProcess.ToString())
                        Console.WriteLine("-------------------------------------")

                        Console.WriteLine("  physical memory usage: {0}", _
                             myProcess.WorkingSet64)
                        Console.WriteLine("  base priority: {0}", _
                             myProcess.BasePriority)
                        Console.WriteLine("  priority class: {0}", _
                             myProcess.PriorityClass)
                        Console.WriteLine("  user processor time: {0}", _
                             myProcess.UserProcessorTime)
                        Console.WriteLine("  privileged processor time: {0}", _
                             myProcess.PrivilegedProcessorTime)
                        Console.WriteLine("  total processor time: {0}", _
                             myProcess.TotalProcessorTime)
                        Console.WriteLine("  PagedSystemMemorySize64: {0}", _
                            myProcess.PagedSystemMemorySize64)
                        Console.WriteLine("  PagedMemorySize64: {0}", _
                           myProcess.PagedMemorySize64)

                        ' Update the values for the overall peak memory statistics.
                        peakPagedMem = myProcess.PeakPagedMemorySize64
                        peakVirtualMem = myProcess.PeakVirtualMemorySize64
                        peakWorkingSet = myProcess.PeakWorkingSet64

                        If myProcess.Responding Then
                            Console.WriteLine("Status = Running")
                        Else
                            Console.WriteLine("Status = Not Responding")
                        End If
                    End If
                Loop While Not myProcess.WaitForExit(1000)

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

                ' Display peak memory statistics for the process.
                Console.WriteLine("Peak physical memory usage of the process: {0}", _
                    peakWorkingSet)
                Console.WriteLine("Peak paged memory usage of the process: {0}", _
                    peakPagedMem)
                Console.WriteLine("Peak virtual memory usage of the process: {0}", _
                    peakVirtualMem)

            Finally
                If Not myProcess Is Nothing Then
                    myProcess.Close()
                End If
            End Try
        End Sub 'Main
    End Class
End Namespace

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.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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