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GetModuleUsage file kernel.exe not found

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i used the following from MSDN library for determining when the shelled application has
terminated.It gave me an error saying that "kernel" not found.The kernel.exe file in which
the GetModuleUsage API is present is not on my system.how can I solve this problem.

Extract from MSDN is as shown below:
HOWTO: Determine When a Shelled Process Has Terminated
Last reviewed: October 13, 1997
Article ID: Q96844  

      Declare Function GetModuleUsage% Lib "Kernel" (ByVal hModule%)


      Private Function TestFunc(ByVal lVal As Long) As Integer
      'this function is necessary since the value returned by Shell is an
      'unsigned integer and may exceed the limits of a VB integer
         If (lVal And &H8000&) = 0 Then
           TestFunc = lVal And &HFFFF&
         Else
           TestFunc = &H8000 Or (lVal And &H7FFF&)
         End If
      End Function



Add the following code to the Form_Click event procedure of Form1:

      Sub Form_Click()
        lRet& = Shell("NOTEPAD.EXE")       ' Modify the path as necessary.
        x% = TestFunc(lRet&)
        While GetModuleUsage(x%) > 0    ' Has Shelled program finished?
           z% = DoEvents()              ' If not, yield to Windows.
        Wend
        MsgBox "Shelled application just terminated", 64
      End Sub


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That's for win 3.x
Use the 32 bit version instead:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q129796
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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yeah, that function is not supported in 32-bit.
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by:PNJ
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It can be done, search for CreateProcessA and WaitForSingleObject on MSDN. I agree, It's annoying that GetModuleUsage was removed.
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