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Process.GetCurrentProcess Method

Gets a new Process component and associates it with the currently active process.

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

public static Process GetCurrentProcess()

Return Value

Type: System.Diagnostics.Process
A new Process component associated with the process resource that is running the calling application.

Use this method to create a new Process instance and associate it with the process resource on the local computer.

Like the similar GetProcessById, GetProcessesByName, and GetProcesses methods, GetCurrentProcess associates an existing resource with a new Process component.

The following example retrieves information of the current process, processes running on the local computer, all instances of Notepad running on the local computer, and a specific process on the local computer. It then retrieves information for the same processes on a remote computer.

using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.ComponentModel;

namespace MyProcessSample
{
    class MyProcess
    {
        void BindToRunningProcesses()
        {
            // Get the current process.
            Process currentProcess = Process.GetCurrentProcess();

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

            // Get all instances of Notepad running on the local computer. 
            // This will return an empty array if notepad isn't running.
            Process[] localByName = Process.GetProcessesByName("notepad");

            // Get a process on the local computer, using the process id. 
            // This will throw an exception if there is no such process.
            Process localById = Process.GetProcessById(1234);


            // Get processes running on a remote computer. Note that this 
            // and all the following calls will timeout and throw an exception 
            // if "myComputer" and 169.0.0.0 do not exist on your local network.

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

            // Get all instances of Notepad running on the specific computer, using machine name.
            Process[] remoteByName = Process.GetProcessesByName("notepad", "myComputer");

            // Get all instances of Notepad running on the specific computer, using IP address.
            Process[] ipByName = Process.GetProcessesByName("notepad", "169.0.0.0");

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

        static void Main()
        {
            MyProcess myProcess = new MyProcess();
            myProcess.BindToRunningProcesses();
        }
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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