Close Program

Posted on 1998-08-14
Last Modified: 2010-04-04
How to close a external program, that means not a program created in delph, but ex. notebook.exe or something
Question by:koger

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BoRiS earned 10 total points
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PostMessage(FindWindow(Nil, 'window caption'), WM_QUIT, 0, 0);

 Where "window caption" is the caption of the window that you
 are wanting to close...

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What Boris told you is correct, but you can also use

SendMessage(FindWindow(Nil, 'Untitled - Notepad'),WM_CLOSE,0,0);//SendMessage

since sendmessage, doesn't leave it until it is send to the app, or whatever you are sending to...

Viktor Ivanov

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Great, but I don't know the Caption, but I know the path and filename of the program I want to close, is it perhaps possible somehow to extract the caption from a filename?

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