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Kill Process


I have the following function to kill running process

Problem is process name is case sensitive. How can I make this case insensitive ?

 public bool FindAndKillProcess(string name)
            //here we're going to get a list of all running processes on
            //the computer
            foreach (Process clsProcess in Process.GetProcesses())
                //now we're going to see if any of the running processes
                //match the currently running processes by using the StartsWith Method,
                //this prevents us from incluing the .EXE for the process we're looking for.
                //. Be sure to not
                //add the .exe to the name you provide, i.e: NOTEPAD,
                //not NOTEPAD.EXE or false is always returned even if
                //notepad is running
                if (!clsProcess.ProcessName.StartsWith(name)) continue;
                //since we found the proccess we now need to use the
                //Kill Method to kill the process. Remember, if you have
                //the process running more than once, say IE open 4
                //times the loop thr way it is now will close all 4,
                //if you want it to just close the first one it finds
                //then add a return; after the Kill
                //process killed, return true
                return true;
            //process not found, return false
            return false;
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
Convert both strings to the same case. You can use ToLower() for example:
if (!clsProcess.ProcessName.ToLower().StartsWith(name.ToLower())) continue;

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