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I'm running a dll from d5 that sometimes aborts before closing a file.  I don't have anyway within the dll to clean up things.   Is there a way from d5 to close the file?   I general run the dll many times from d5 but have to restart my d5 program if the dll aborts.

It's no problem detecting and trapping the openfile problem but I don't know how to clean things up from d5 without restarting the d5 program.  Any help would be appreciated.
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Question by:sartwj
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by:sistudio041900
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there are 2 things to help you D5help

Reset(F);

try
 ...  // process file F
finally
  // will always be called, even if code
  // after try fails
  CloseFile(F);
end;

finalization

will be called when Dll unloads, make sure you close all open files








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by:smurff
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Ive had a similar problem, i used this:


procedure KillApp(title : string);
var h : HWND;

begin
h:=FindWindow(nil,@(title)[1]);
if h<>0 then
        begin
        SendMessage(h,WM_CLOSE,0,0);
        Showmessage('App terminated.')
        end
        else
        Showmessage('failed kill app.')
end;

//to close notepad,
KillApp('Notepad');
Hope this helps
Smurff
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by:sartwj
ID: 2817767
smurff,

Unfortunately by the time I make a check on the opened file I've already performed a FreeLibrary() on the dll so FindWindow always returns 0.  The only thing left open is the improperly closed file.  I've also tried leaving the dll open until I'm completely done with it and let your procedure KillApp stop the dll when needed, but that doesn't do it either.   Any other ideas.
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by:Madshi
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Is it your own dll? Do you have the sources?
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by:sartwj
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I own the dll - it's a large FORTRAN program compiled as a dll.  When it works, it works well.  But when it fails...it leaves opened files in limbo.

I've never found the right compiler options (on the FORTRAN side) to ignore fatal errors and just close normally.
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Madshi earned 100 total points
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Okay, you will probably not like this idea, but it should work:
How about writing another very little executable, that does nothing but take some parameters and load/unload that fortran dll? Your main executable could then execute that other mini executable. When the mini executable finishes, all handles are automatically closed by Windows.

Regards, Madshi.
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