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How Can You Close Down An Exe Launched With ShellExecute?

Posted on 2003-11-11
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I launch an external program in the Form Create section of my app with:

ShellExecute(0, 'Open', PChar('Other.exe'), PChar(''), PChar(''), SW_Hide);

This works perfectly, but I just found out that there were approximately 30 instances of this program running when I looked in the task manager!  Obviously, each time I run my app, another copy of the external program is run. :)

Is there any way of closing down a program launched in this way when I close my app down?

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SaLz earned 400 total points
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this will work for you :)

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
PostMessage(FindWindow(Nil, 'Untitled - Notepad'), WM_QUIT, 0, 0);
end;

or

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
PostMessage(FindWindow(Nil, 'Untitled - Notepad'), WM_QUIT, 0, 0);
ShellExecute(0, 'Open', PChar('Other.exe'), PChar(''), PChar(''), SW_Hide);
end;
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Thanks!

It's one of those things you forget to remember...

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