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I have inherited a VB.Net Windows form app
It compiles fine
But it was set up so that a Windows Task Scheduler opens it every 15 minutes
Is there a way to see if an instance of the App is already running and if there is > 5 instances.... exit instead of running anything?
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Éric Moreau earned 500 total points
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You can use code like this to find out if a process is running:
Public Function IsProcessRunning(name As String) As Boolean
    'here we're going to get a list of all running processes on
    'the computer
    For Each clsProcess As Process In Process.GetProcesses()
        If clsProcess.ProcessName.StartsWith(name) Then
            'process found so it's running so return true
            Return True
        End If
    Next
    'process not found, return false
    Return False
End Function

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by:Randy Poole
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You can edit your project properties and on the application tab, check the 'Make single instance application' checkbox
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by:lrbrister
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Eric
You had the best answer to my specific request > 5
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