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Shutdown / reboot windows with VB.NET

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Hi.
I am using VB.NET not VB6 !
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How do you shutdown or reboot Windows 2000 server, XP server 2003 server with Visual Basic .NET?

Ideally I need the following options:
- EWX_LogOff
- EWX_SHUTDOWN
- EWX_REBOOT
- EWX_FORCE
- EWX_POWEROFF

I need a working example please not just a description.

500 points.
Many thanks
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You'll need to use WinAPI for that, .Net does not handle that natively.

Here's a site that will help you:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/winprog/winprog/functions_by_category.asp


You'll probably want to use the Advapi32.lib:

BOOL InitiateSystemShutdownEx(
  LPTSTR lpMachineName,
  LPTSTR lpMessage,
  DWORD dwTimeout,
  BOOL bForceAppsClosed,
  BOOL bRebootAfterShutdown,
  DWORD dwReason
);


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As for a sample... I've done this a few times in VB6 using the old method, I haven't actually tried it with the advanced libraries yet.  I'll have to get back to you on that one.
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Yup, no way in the framework...

http://www.mentalis.org/soft/class.qpx?id=7

Which seems to be down now has a class in .NET to do this using API...but again the site is down now.
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Thanks _TAD_ ,glsac

glsac, I had previously downloaded this, but its just a couple of .vb files with no .sln file. How do I try it out. Also, is there a DLL or something to make the code work??

(I havn't quite got accustommed to .NET yet - still stuck in VB6 land)
gjok.
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(Sorry for the above stupid comment. I see how it works now.)
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to shut down windows xp use shell "shutdown.exe -s" (shutdown) shell "shutown.exe -r" (reboot)
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Try this

Declare Function ExitWindowsEx Lib "user32" Alias "ExitWindowsEx" (ByVal uFlags As Integer, ByVal dwReserved As Integer) As Integer

    Public Enum Flags
        Logoff = 0
        Shutdown = 1
        Reboot = 2
        ForceLogOff = 4
        ForceReboot = 6
        PowerDown = 8
        ForcePowerDown = 12
    End Enum

    Public Sub ExitWindows(ByVal flag As Flags)
        ExitWindowsEx(flag, 0)
    End Sub

then where you want to call the exit windows function just call ExitWindows() with the appropriate flag for example to logoff you'd use
ExitWindows(Flags.Logoff)

HTH
Andy
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glsac, I had previously downloaded this, but its just a couple of .vb files with no .sln file. How do I try it out. Also, is there a DLL or something to make the code work??

(I havn't quite got accustommed to .NET yet - still stuck in VB6 land)
gjok.

 
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Date: 04/13/2004 01:21PM PDT
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(Sorry for the above stupid comment. I see how it works now.)
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No matter...but I do think he got it to work with my link to a .net class file :)
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