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Getting "alive" state information from process

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I use Windows NT 4.0.
I need a possibility to query if a process is still alive; task manager sometimes tells you "the process does not respond" if you want to kill it ... what kind of message traffic is it that allowes such decisions ?

The process is a VB 5.0 exe program.
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In that case it posts a WM_ENDSESSION message in the application does not quit within a certain time out period, say about 10 seconds, Windows assumes it is not able to quit.  That might not work for your needs.  I'm not sure what you want to do.
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SendMessageTimeout() is uset to query if the task is responding or not.

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