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Set Windows Process Priority through VB?

Posted on 2008-10-22
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Hello,

Is there a way to set a windows process priority through VB (lower/higher its priority)?

What if there are two processes with the same name?
For example, two instances of ms word (winword)?

Thanks,
Rick
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by:MatthiasVance
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Are you using VB6 or .NET?

Kind regards,

Matthias Vance
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by:Rick
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I'm using VB 08, but I will take the answer in any version.

Thanks,
Rick
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Here's some example code, I hope it helps you.

Kind regards,

Matthias Vance
    Private Sub SetProcessPriority(ByVal processName As String, ByVal priority As ProcessPriorityClass)

        Dim pl() As Process = Process.GetProcessesByName(processName)

        For Each p As Process In pl

            p.PriorityClass = ProcessPriorityClass.High

        Next

    End Sub

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    Private Sub SetProcessPriority(ByVal processName As String, ByVal priority As ProcessPriorityClass)

        Dim pl() As Process = Process.GetProcessesByName(processName)

        For Each p As Process In pl

            p.PriorityClass = priority

        Next

    End Sub
 

SetProcessPriority("calc", ProcessPriorityClass.High)

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Excellent job!

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Rick
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