kill the winword.exe process in the task manager..

i am using .net to generate a word report.
the thing is that after generating many reports, i opened the task manager and i saw almost 20 process WINWORD.exe
is there something that needs to be done at the end of the code. and can i access the task manager to kill all these processes.?
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Fahad MukhtarDistinguished EngineerCommented:
are you properly QUITTING from all the word application instances that you create in your application?
If you want to kill the winword process you could do something like this

Process[] pArr = Process.GetProcessesByName("WINWORD");

                  foreach(Process pTemp in pArr)

include the system.Diagnostics namespace in your code
mte01Author Commented:
having doc = WordApp.Documents.Add()

i am putting at the end of my code this:
doc = Nothing
WordApp = Nothing

is there anything that i need to add??
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Fahad MukhtarDistinguished EngineerCommented:
Call the Quit() Method after closing the worddocument

WordApp .Quit(Word.WdSaveOptions.wdDoNotSaveChanges)
doc = Nothing
WordApp = Nothing

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mte01Author Commented:
my code is, and wi wasnt capable of catching the processes.
 Dim parr As Process() = Process.GetProcessesByName("WINWORD") 'this didnt work and WINWORD.EXE didnt work also..
Imports System.Diagnostics
parr.Length is always = 0

Dim parr As Process() = Process.GetProcessesByName("WINWORD.EXE")
            For i As Integer = 0 To parr.Length - 1

any idea why is that??
mte01Author Commented:

Your method worked...thanks for your help!
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