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I want to be able, from code, to kill my process.  I just want to blast it out of the water -- just as if I had gone to Task Manager and used "End Process" there.  I've tried some things in my code like

theApp.pMainFrame->DestroyWindow();

I even wrote code to enumerate all windows open, look for my app's title, and then send that window a WM_CLOSE message.

But I am not killing it.

Now, I know that this must be because it launched some other process that is still active, and I shoudl really figure that out, and do something clean, but.... isn't there a way to definitively KILL myself?   Like Task Manager does.
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The simplest ways:

ExitProcess(0);

// or

TerminateProcess(GetCurrentProcess(),0);

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Or in a broader sense regarding not only your own process: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;178893& ("How To Terminate an Application "Cleanly" in Win32")
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I like simple!

Works.
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