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Thread: QUERY: How to control external exe & read it's process details

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2009

    QUERY: How to control external exe & read it's process details

    I would like to create a service or background running program (something that minimizes to system tray).

    It would have a path list of external applications, eg.

    - C:\App1\Task1.exe
    - C:\App2\Task2.exe
    - C:\App3\Task3.exe

    It would start the first one and monitor the process details (CPU Usage, Mem Usage, and maybe I/O Writes). Each application will do their jobs for a couple of minutes then go idle - hence completed the task. At this point the CPU Usage = 0, Mem Usage, etc. will be idle.

    Then I need to close/kill that process and start the next application in the list. And this repeats as above and so on.

    Does anyone know how to execute an external program, monitor the process details, then kill it?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    execute and kill are easy, esp if they communicate to each other. The process details I am unsure of.

    "system" is a basic way to launch a process (system("c:\t.exe")) or Shellexecute*.* faimily in windows is a complicated and rich way to do it with all sorts of options.

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