Ensuring only one process is running at once

Posted on 2006-06-05
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Last Modified: 2010-04-16

I need to ensure only one instance of my application is running at once. But i *must* know when another instance tried to start and the cmd line params it was called with.

In Objective-C this is called a Document application, but I can't seem to find anything like this in .Net. I know it exists, I've seen plenty of applications use it.
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you will have to use mutex'es. one way or another. here is an example:

so basically, you define your mutex, when you fire up you check if the mutex is defined: if it is, it means you're running already. so you can pass the command line arguments to the already running application (using windows messages for example) and then show the running app. shouldn't be too hard to modify the example code from teh above link.

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Excellent! Thanks :)

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