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I am trying to kill a "hung" application process in NT.  This process is an ActiveX .EXE so it runs independently.  As this process does not have a GUI, I am trying to check to see if it is running and if so, get its process ID using the PSAPI.DLL functions.  I think I have the PSAPI.DLL file itself, but I need an example of how to use this DLL to check for a running process and how to get the process ID.

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Shawn Woods
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clifABB,

Your answer was perfect!  I spent 3 days searching for an example or any documentation without luck before this Knowledgebase article.  Thanks a million!!!  

I'm going to give you the "A" credit anyway for solving my problem so quickly, but I have a small related question for you if you don't mind.  Now that I have the Path and other Process Information, what is the best way to kill the "hung" process(es)?

Thanks again for your help!

Shawn Woods
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This is what I have learned:

Apparently you can end a process by calling ExitProcess().  To call this, you must pass an ExitCode which is retrieved with GetExitCodeProcess()
From what I gather, the following code will kill the process specified:

Declare Sub ExitProcess Lib "kernel32" Alias "ExitProcess" (ByVal uExitCode As Long)
Declare Function GetExitCodeProcess Lib "kernel32" Alias "GetExitCodeProcess" (ByVal hProcess As Long, lpExitCode As Long) As Long
Public Sub KillProcess(lProcess As Long)
  Dim lExitCode As Long
  Dim lRes As Long

  lRes = GetExitCodeProcess(lProcess, lExitCode)
  ExitProcess lExitCode
End Sub

I'm not sure if this will work, but it seems like it should.

For more information on processes, check out the info at MSDNOnline:
http://premium.microsoft.com/msdn/library/sdkdoc/prothred_7mib.htm
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