Process.Close Process.Close Process.Close Process.Close Method

Definition

Frees all the resources that are associated with this component.

public:
 void Close();
public void Close ();
member this.Close : unit -> unit
Public Sub Close ()

Examples

The following example starts an instance of Notepad. It then retrieves the physical memory usage of the associated process at 2-second intervals for a maximum of 10 seconds. The example detects whether the process exits before 10 seconds have elapsed. The example closes the process if it is still running after 10 seconds.

#using <System.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Diagnostics;
using namespace System::Threading;
int main()
{
   try
   {
      Process^ myProcess;
      myProcess = Process::Start(  "Notepad.exe" );
      
      // Display physical memory usage 5 times at intervals of 2 seconds.
      for ( int i = 0; i < 5; i++ )
      {
         if (  !myProcess->HasExited )
         {
            
            // Discard cached information about the process.
            myProcess->Refresh();
            
            // Print working set to console.
            Console::WriteLine( "Physical Memory Usage : {0}", myProcess->WorkingSet.ToString() );
            
            // Wait 2 seconds.
            Thread::Sleep( 2000 );
         }
         else
         {
            break;
         }

      }
      myProcess->CloseMainWindow();
      
      // Free resources associated with process.
      myProcess->Close();
   }
   catch ( Exception^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "The following exception was raised: " );
      Console::WriteLine( e->Message );
   }

}

using System;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.IO;
using System.Threading;

namespace ProcessSample
{
    class MyProcessClass
    {
        public static void Main()
        {
            try
            {
                using (Process myProcess = Process.Start("Notepad.exe"))
                {
                    // Display physical memory usage 5 times at intervals of 2 seconds.
                    for (int i = 0; i < 5; i++)
                    {
                        if (!myProcess.HasExited)
                        {
                            // Discard cached information about the process.
                            myProcess.Refresh();
                            // Print working set to console.
                            Console.WriteLine($"Physical Memory Usage: {myProcess.WorkingSet}");
                            // Wait 2 seconds.
                            Thread.Sleep(2000);
                        }
                        else
                        {
                            break;
                        }
                    }

                    // Close process by sending a close message to its main window.
                    myProcess.CloseMainWindow();
                    // Free resources associated with process.
                    myProcess.Close();
                }
            }
            catch (Exception e) when (e is Win32Exception || e is FileNotFoundException)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("The following exception was raised: ");
                Console.WriteLine(e.Message);
            }
        }
    }
}
Imports System.ComponentModel
Imports System.Diagnostics
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Threading

Namespace Process_Sample
    Class MyProcessClass

        Public Shared Sub Main()
            Try
                Using myProcess = Process.Start("Notepad.exe")
                    ' Display physical memory usage 5 times at intervals of 2 seconds.
                    Dim i As Integer
                    For i = 0 To 4
                        If Not myProcess.HasExited Then

                            ' Discard cached information about the process.
                            myProcess.Refresh()
                            ' Print working set to console.
                            Console.WriteLine($"Physical Memory Usage: {myProcess.WorkingSet}")
                            ' Wait 2 seconds.
                            Thread.Sleep(2000)
                        Else
                            Exit For
                        End If

                    Next i

                    ' Close process by sending a close message to its main window.
                    myProcess.CloseMainWindow()
                    ' Free resources associated with process.
                    myProcess.Close()
                End Using
            Catch e As Exception When TypeOf e Is Win32Exception Or TypeOf e Is FileNotFoundException
                Console.WriteLine("The following exception was raised: ")
                Console.WriteLine(e.Message)
            End Try
        End Sub 'Main
    End Class 'MyProcessClass
End Namespace 'Process_Sample

Remarks

The Close method causes the process to stop waiting for exit if it was waiting, closes the process handle, and clears process-specific properties. Close does not close the standard output, input, and error readers and writers in case they are being referenced externally.

Note

The Dispose method calls Close. Placing the Process object in a using block disposes of resources without the need to call Close.

Security

LinkDemand
for full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code.

Applies to