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Quiting another app with an Apple Event

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How would I tell another application  to quit using an Apple Event. I have found that the program is running using FindAProcess(). How would I code this. I tried messing with other AE code that I have but it doesn't work.
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munsie earned 400 total points
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this code is from just_finder.c on the apple sample code website (www.apple.com/developer  look for a sample code link on the sidebar)

this is the part that should do what you want.  The original code didn't do any of this until WaitNextEvent() returned a null event.  You may or may not, depending on your program.

it's assumed that you already have the correct headers you need, and so forth.

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OSErr myErr = AECreateDesc(typeProcessSerialNumber, (Ptr)&theProcess, sizeof(theProcess), &ourPSNDesc);
if (myErr == noErr)
{
                        
// Create the 'quit' Apple event for this process.  This might return error
// -603 for desk accessories if you don't call WaitNextEvent enough times
// like above.
                        
myErr = AECreateAppleEvent(kCoreEventClass,kAEQuitApplication, &ourPSNDesc, kAutoGenerateReturnID, kAnyTransactionID, &ourQuitEvent);
if (myErr == noErr)
{
// send the event
myErr = AESend(&ourQuitEvent, &ourReplyEvent, kAENoReply, kAENormalPriority, kNoTimeOut, 0L, 0L);
if (myErr == noErr)
{
// Sadly, some applications won't respond to Apple events and do
// what they're supposed to do until they're brought to the front,
// so we do that, and continue our work in the background.

SetFrontProcess(&theProcess);
}

// dispose of the event only if we succesfully created it.
myErr = AEDisposeDesc(&ourQuitEvent);
}
                        
// dispose of the descriptor only if we succesfully created it.
myErr = AEDisposeDesc(&ourPSNDesc);
}

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good luck,
dennis
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by:dwp090598
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Worked perfect.

THank You
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