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Process Control Sample

Visual Studio 2008

This sample illustrates some of the ways to start and monitor processes using the Process class of the System.Diagnostics namespace.

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To run this sample

  • Press F5.

The Process class is used to perform the following tasks:

  • Run an application with and without command-line arguments by using the Start method.

  • List all the running applications by using the GetProcesses method.

  • List the loaded modules by using the Modules property.

  • Retrieve information about the running application by using the GetCurrentProcess method.

The sample also demonstrates some programming techniques with the StringBuilder and generic List<T> classes.