Close Windows

hi

with the Winexec (and i tried with also a few others ...win api) i"m execute Application (in Dos mode)
after this application finished (and i"m see if also on the window caption) i want to close the windows
i try several ways like sending destroy/ Close Message (Send Message Api )etc . but still the windows isnt close
any one can help ?
please be very specific ... and if u have even example code u may send me : b_asi@inetr.net.il
10x in advance
Asi
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BlackDeathConnect With a Mentor Commented:
ok, i take this as an xmas-present.

btw: have you done it by api-call postmessage with message wm_close?

thx & merry xmas,

Black Death.
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williams2Commented:
..Let me say the same thing to you: Be specific. I hardly understand what your problem is about, you should provide an example or something to show what you want, if you have problems expressing yourself.

What do you mean by executing an application in DOS mode? And what has this to do with the window caption???

Regards,
Williams
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MatveyCommented:
First of all, try these components:

      http://bes.trendline.co.il/torry/vcl/system/appexec.zip 
      http://bes.trendline.co.il/torry/vcl/system/sfexec.zip 
      http://bes.trendline.co.il/torry/vcl/system/jgapprun.zip 
      http://bes.trendline.co.il/torry/vcl/system/execproc.zip 
      http://bes.trendline.co.il/torry/vcl/system/texec.zip 
      http://bes.trendline.co.il/torry/vcl/system/aapexec.zip 
      http://bes.trendline.co.il/torry/vcl/system/inoapex.zip (shareware)

They are easy to use and let you run and close applications among other things.
Now about DOS mode - there might be a problem if the program hasn't finished. In this case you might want to shut it down the "hard" way. Please see this question:

  http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q.10066757

--Matvey
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BlackDeathCommented:
i think he's got the following problem:

when you create a link to an application for ms-dos, dclick it and the app has run, the window remains open with the caption bar indicating "Beendet - xx.exe" (in german) or something like "Finished - xx.exe" (? i dunno how the english caption looks like). you can change this by setting the checkbox "Beim Beenden schließen" (in german) or something like "close when finished" (? same thing again: i've got only the german version of windows) in the programs tab of the properties sheet of the link.

and i think asi wants this close when finished being done by a statement in delphi.

if so, i dunno either how to do this - yet...

Black Death.
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asiAuthor Commented:
BlackDeath  u r right !

i already find it my self ... but change your comment to  answer and i'll give u the points ...

10x
Asi
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BlackDeathCommented:
yah, this should be it (post-mortem-answer):

PostMessage(FindWindow(nil, 'Beendet - xx'), wm_Close, 0, 0);

Black Death.
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asiAuthor Commented:
hi
i made it by executing the next line
Command /c xxx.exe

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