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Hi Experts,

I am trying to get the event everytime user invokes a window application.  For example, my application should get the event when user runs notepad.exe

I am using WMI to capture the windows event asynchronously, however, I got exception thrown (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80042002) everytime I starts to listen to the window event.

I would like to seek for your advice and guidence on solving this issue.
Thank you!



I am using C# 2005 and .Net Framework 2.0.

The following are the exception detail:
System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException was unhandled
  Message="Exception from HRESULT: 0x80042002"
  Source="mscorlib"
  ErrorCode=-2147213310
  StackTrace:
       at System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.ThrowExceptionForHRInternal(Int32 errorCode, IntPtr errorInfo)
       at System.Management.ManagementEventWatcher.Start()
       at EventMonitoring.WindowEventWatcher.Start() in C:\Projects\AppMonitoring\WindowEventWatcher.cs:line 54
       at EventMonitoring.FrmAppSelect..ctor() in C:\Projects\AppMonitoring\FrmAppSelect.cs:line 29
       at EventMonitoring.Program.Main() in C:\Projects\AppMonitoring\Program.cs:line 17
       at System.AppDomain._nExecuteAssembly(Assembly assembly, String[] args)
       at System.AppDomain.ExecuteAssembly(String assemblyFile, Evidence assemblySecurity, String[] args)
       at Microsoft.VisualStudio.HostingProcess.HostProc.RunUsersAssembly()
       at System.Threading.ThreadHelper.ThreadStart_Context(Object state)
       at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state)
       at System.Threading.ThreadHelper.ThreadStart()

WqlEventQuery m_eventQuery = new WqlEventQuery("__InstanceCreationEvent", "TargetInstance isa \"Win32_Process\"");
private ManagementEventWatcher m_eventWatcher = new ManagementEventWatcher(m_eventQuery);
m_eventWatcher.EventArrived += new EventArrivedEventHandler(HandleEvent);
 
m_eventWatcher.Start();            // Exception thrown!!! (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80042002)

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Mike Tomlinson earned 1000 total points
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Not sure...this works for me (I'm definitely no WMI expert!).  Note the extra parameter of a TimeSpan to the constructor of WqlEventQuery.
See: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/6s90836x(VS.80).aspx
    public partial class Form1 : Form
    {
 
        private delegate void CreatedDelegate(EventArrivedEventArgs e);
        private ManagementEventWatcher watcherCreation;
 
        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }
 
        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            WqlEventQuery queryCreation = new WqlEventQuery("__InstanceCreationEvent",
                new TimeSpan(0, 0, 1), "TargetInstance isa \"Win32_Process\"");
            watcherCreation = new ManagementEventWatcher(queryCreation);
            watcherCreation.EventArrived += new EventArrivedEventHandler(watcherCreation_EventArrived);
            watcherCreation.Start();
        }
 
        void watcherCreation_EventArrived(object sender, EventArrivedEventArgs e)
        {
            if (this.InvokeRequired)
                this.Invoke(new CreatedDelegate(ProcessStarted), new Object[] { e });
            else
                ProcessStarted(e);
        }
 
        private void ProcessStarted(EventArrivedEventArgs e)
        {
            // do something in here...
            Console.WriteLine("Process Started @ " + DateTime.Now.ToString());
        }
 
        private void Form1_FormClosing(object sender, FormClosingEventArgs e)
        {
            watcherCreation.Stop();
        }
 
    }

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