Process.Refresh Process.Refresh Process.Refresh Process.Refresh Method

Definition

Discards any information about the associated process that has been cached inside the process component.

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

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

After Refresh is called, the first request for information about each property causes the process component to obtain a new value from the associated process.

When a Process component is associated with a process resource, the property values of the Process are immediately populated according to the status of the associated process. If the information about the associated process subsequently changes, those changes are not reflected in the Process component's cached values. The Process component is a snapshot of the process resource at the time they are associated. To view the current values for the associated process, call the Refresh method.

Security

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

Applies to