Process.ProcessName Process.ProcessName Process.ProcessName Process.ProcessName Property

Definition

Gets the name of the process.

public:
 property System::String ^ ProcessName { System::String ^ get(); };
public string ProcessName { get; }
member this.ProcessName : string
Public ReadOnly Property ProcessName As String

Property Value

The name that the system uses to identify the process to the user.

Exceptions

The process does not have an identifier, or no process is associated with the Process.

-or-

The associated process has exited.

The platform is Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me); set UseShellExecute to false to access this property on Windows 98 and Windows Me.

Remarks

The ProcessName property holds an executable file name, such as Outlook, that does not include the .exe extension or the path. It is helpful for getting and manipulating all the processes that are associated with the same executable file.

Note

On Windows 2000 operating systems, the ProcessName property may be truncated to 15 characters if the process module information cannot be obtained.

You can call GetProcessesByName, passing it an executable file name, to retrieve an array that contains every running instance on the specified computer. You can use this array, for example, to shut down all the running instances of the executable file.

Security

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

Applies to

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