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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2005

    Get Return Code with CreateProcessWithLogonW

    Hello. I am currently creating a new process from within my vb app using CreateProcessWithLogonW. This command runs another vb app that i created and waits for it to finish. I would like to know how I can get the return code from that child process after it finishes?

    The process it calls, returns values using "ExitProcess errornum", and I can't figure out how to get that value back to the calling app.

    Thank you. Any help is appreciated.

    Here is the funtion I'm using to run the process:

    Public Function W2KRunAsUser(ByVal UserName As String, _
            ByVal Password As String, _
            ByVal DomainName As String, _
            ByVal CommandLine As String, _
            ByVal CurrentDirectory As String) As Long
        Dim si As STARTUPINFO
        Dim wUser As String
        Dim wDomain As String
        Dim wPassword As String
        Dim wCommandLine As String
        Dim wCurrentDir As String
        Dim Result As Long
        Dim lRunas As Long
        si.cb = Len(si)
        wUser = StrConv(UserName + Chr$(0), vbUnicode)
        wDomain = StrConv(DomainName + Chr$(0), vbUnicode)
        wPassword = StrConv(Password + Chr$(0), vbUnicode)
        wCommandLine = StrConv(CommandLine + Chr$(0), vbUnicode)
        wCurrentDir = StrConv(CurrentDirectory + Chr$(0), vbUnicode)
        Result = CreateProcessWithLogonW(wUser, wDomain, wPassword, _
              LOGON_WITH_PROFILE, 0&, wCommandLine, _
              CREATE_DEFAULT_ERROR_MODE, 0&, wCurrentDir, si, pi)
            'Check every 2 seconds to see if process is done
            lRunas = WaitForSingleObject(pi.hProcess, 250)
        Loop Until (lRunas = 0 Or lRunas = -1)
        If Result <> 0 Then
            CloseHandle pi.hThread
            CloseHandle pi.hProcess
            W2KRunAsUser = 0
            W2KRunAsUser = Err.LastDllError
            MsgBox "CreateProcessWithLogonW() failed with error " & Err.LastDllError, vbExclamation
        End If
    End Function
    Last edited by flux113; 06-22-2006 at 11:47 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005

    Solution Found.

    I just found out the answer to my question so I figured I'd post the solution here.

    Private Declare Function GetExitCodeProcess Lib "kernel32" _
            (ByVal hProcess As Long, lpExitCode As Long) As Long
    That function allowed me to retrieve the exit code from the process I launched by just providing it with the process information.

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