Process.GetCurrentProcess Process.GetCurrentProcess Process.GetCurrentProcess Process.GetCurrentProcess Method

Definition

Gets a new Process component and associates it with the currently active process.

public:
 static System::Diagnostics::Process ^ GetCurrentProcess();
public static System.Diagnostics.Process GetCurrentProcess ();
static member GetCurrentProcess : unit -> System.Diagnostics.Process
Public Shared Function GetCurrentProcess () As Process
Returns

A new Process component associated with the process resource that is running the calling application.

Examples

The following example retrieves information of the current process, processes running on the local computer, all instances of Notepad running on the local computer, and a specific process on the local computer. It then retrieves information for the same processes on a remote computer.

#using <System.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Diagnostics;
using namespace System::ComponentModel;
int main()
{   
   // Get the current process.    
   Process^ currentProcess = Process::GetCurrentProcess();

   // Get all processes running on the local computer.
   array<Process^>^localAll = Process::GetProcesses();

   // Get all instances of Notepad running on the local computer.
   // This will return an empty array if notepad isn't running.
   array<Process^>^localByName = Process::GetProcessesByName("notepad");

   // Get a process on the local computer, using the process id.
   // This will throw an exception if there is no such process.
   Process^ localById = Process::GetProcessById(1234);


   // Get processes running on a remote computer. Note that this
   // and all the following calls will timeout and throw an exception
   // if "myComputer" and 169.0.0.0 do not exist on your local network.

   // Get all processes on a remote computer.
   array<Process^>^remoteAll = Process::GetProcesses("myComputer");

   // Get all instances of Notepad running on the specific computer, using machine name.
   array<Process^>^remoteByName = Process::GetProcessesByName( "notepad", "myComputer" );
   
   // Get all instances of Notepad running on the specific computer, using IP address.
   array<Process^>^ipByName = Process::GetProcessesByName( "notepad", "169.0.0.0" );
   
   // Get a process on a remote computer, using the process id and machine name.
   Process^ remoteById = Process::GetProcessById( 2345, "myComputer" );
}
using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.ComponentModel;

namespace MyProcessSample
{
    class MyProcess
    {
        void BindToRunningProcesses()
        {
            // Get the current process.
            Process currentProcess = Process.GetCurrentProcess();

            // Get all processes running on the local computer.
            Process[] localAll = Process.GetProcesses();

            // Get all instances of Notepad running on the local computer.
            // This will return an empty array if notepad isn't running.
            Process[] localByName = Process.GetProcessesByName("notepad");

            // Get a process on the local computer, using the process id.
            // This will throw an exception if there is no such process.
            Process localById = Process.GetProcessById(1234);


            // Get processes running on a remote computer. Note that this
            // and all the following calls will timeout and throw an exception
            // if "myComputer" and 169.0.0.0 do not exist on your local network.

            // Get all processes on a remote computer.
            Process[] remoteAll = Process.GetProcesses("myComputer");

            // Get all instances of Notepad running on the specific computer, using machine name.
            Process[] remoteByName = Process.GetProcessesByName("notepad", "myComputer");

            // Get all instances of Notepad running on the specific computer, using IP address.
            Process[] ipByName = Process.GetProcessesByName("notepad", "169.0.0.0");

            // Get a process on a remote computer, using the process id and machine name.
            Process remoteById = Process.GetProcessById(2345, "myComputer");
        }

        static void Main()
        {
            MyProcess myProcess = new MyProcess();
            myProcess.BindToRunningProcesses();
        }
    }
}
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Imports System.ComponentModel

Namespace MyProcessSample
    Class MyProcess
        Sub BindToRunningProcesses()
            ' Get the current process. You can use currentProcess from this point
            ' to access various properties and call methods to control the process.
            Dim currentProcess As Process = Process.GetCurrentProcess()

            ' Get all processes running on the local computer.
            Dim localAll As Process() = Process.GetProcesses()

            ' Get all instances of Notepad running on the local computer.
            ' This will return an empty array if notepad isn't running.
            Dim localByName As Process() = Process.GetProcessesByName("notepad")

            ' Get a process on the local computer, using the process id.
            ' This will throw an exception if there is no such process.
            Dim localById As Process = Process.GetProcessById(1234)


            ' Get processes running on a remote computer. Note that this
            ' and all the following calls will timeout and throw an exception
            ' if "myComputer" and 169.0.0.0 do not exist on your local network.

            ' Get all processes on a remote computer.
            Dim remoteAll As Process() = Process.GetProcesses("myComputer")

            ' Get all instances of Notepad running on the specific computer, using machine name.
            Dim remoteByName As Process() = Process.GetProcessesByName("notepad", "myComputer")

            ' Get all instances of Notepad running on the specific computer, using IP address.
            Dim ipByName As Process() = Process.GetProcessesByName("notepad", "169.0.0.0")

            ' Get a process on a remote computer, using the process id and machine name.
            Dim remoteById As Process = Process.GetProcessById(2345, "myComputer")
        End Sub 'BindToRunningProcesses

        Shared Sub Main()
            Dim myProcess As New MyProcess()
            myProcess.BindToRunningProcesses()
        End Sub 'Main 

    End Class 'MyProcess

End Namespace 'MyProcessSample

Remarks

Use this method to create a new Process instance and associate it with the process resource on the local computer.

Like the similar GetProcessById, GetProcessesByName, and GetProcesses methods, GetCurrentProcess associates an existing resource with a new Process component.

Security

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Applies to

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