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kill a specific process (IE page) VB.NET 2003

Posted on 2011-02-21
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Hi Experts,

My app will open apps 'Outlook', 'Notepad', etc... from WINFORM button.

But I want to open IE page with specific URL, but I also want to kill that specific web-page.

System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("IExplore.exe", "http://sample.com/")

'iexplore' is the process, but, if I have more than one IE page open, I don't want to close others.

Thanks,
Roberto
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Question by:RobertoFreemano
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by:Toxacon
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Keep track of the Process IDs (PIDs) so you can shut down the right IE process.
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by:Kalpesh Chhatrala
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Sample Code

1. Start notepad
System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("notepad")

2. Start winword
System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("WINWORD")

3. Start excel
System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("Excel")

4. Start ie and parameter
System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("IExplore.exe", "http://vbnetsample.blogspot.com/")

5. Kill It!!
' Kill all notepad process
Dim pProcess() As Process = System.Diagnostics.Process.GetProcessesByName("notepad")

For Each p As Process In pProcess
p.Kill()
Next
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Hairbrush earned 100 total points
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Hi, I think the problem with the code sample given by kalpesh is that it will kill the whole of IE?

I have tried the following code sample, and it works.  You will need to add a reference to the COM object c:\windows\system32\shdocvw.dll for this code to work.
Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        ' Get all opened IE instances
        Dim shellWindows As SHDocVw.ShellWindows = New SHDocVw.ShellWindowsClass()
        Dim ie As SHDocVw.InternetExplorer
        For Each ie In shellWindows
            ' Get URL of IE instance
            Console.WriteLine(ie.LocationURL)

            ' Close specific IE tab / instance
            If ie.LocationURL = "http://sample.com/" Then
                ie.Quit()
            End If

        Next ie

    End Sub

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by:RobertoFreemano
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Magic ;)
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