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Can I make a batch file to end a program?

Posted on 2009-04-02
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I have an app that i use that requires a network connection. My laptop will lose the wireless connection 2 or 3 times a day but it immediately reconnects. The problem is once it has lost the connection you have to reopen the app for it to work again, but after losing the connection you can't even close the app without doing a ctrl/alt/del end task because it just pops up errors everytime you try to hit close... It would be nice if I could have a little batch file on my desktop that i could hit to end the task instead of having to go into ctrl/alt/del etc....
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Not sure that a *simple* batch file can do that.

But here is a C# snippet to kill all instances of Excel. Substitute the process name you see in the task manager for "EXCEL".

1) Save this file as killMyApp.cs
2) Compile it from the command line with "csc /target:exe killMyApp.cs. This will generate killMyApp.exe
3) If this exe is some some path, C:\MyScripts\ for example, create a file with a .bat extension that contains only the line: C:\MyScripts\killMyApp.exe

class killMyApp
{
	static void Main(string[] args)
	{
 
		foreach (System.Diagnostics.Process proc in System.Diagnostics.Process.GetProcessesByName("notepad"))
                {                       
                   proc.Kill();
                }
	}
}

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Hehe, sorry, I didn't want to kill Excel on my machine, so I substituted "notepad" in the snippet above
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Or you can just create a shortcut to the exe file
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Thank you all, I am going to try some of these suggestions when I get back to the clients office... Will post results and accept an answer.
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