TaskSettings.Priority property

For scripting, gets or sets the priority level of the task.

This property is read/write.

Syntax

TaskSettings.Priority As Integer

Property value

The priority level (0-10) of the task. The default is 7.

Remarks

Priority level 0 is the highest priority, and priority level 10 is the lowest priority. The default value is 7. Priority levels 7 and 8 are used for background tasks, and priority levels 4, 5, and 6 are used for interactive tasks.

The task's action is started in a process with a priority that is based on a Priority Class value. A Priority Level value (thread priority) is used for COM handler, message box, and email task actions. For more information about the Priority Class and Priority Level values, see Scheduling Priorities. The following table lists the possible values for the priority parameter, and the corresponding Priority Class and Priority Level values.

Task priority Priority Class Priority Level
0 REALTIME_PRIORITY_CLASS THREAD_PRIORITY_TIME_CRITICAL
1 HIGH_PRIORITY_CLASS THREAD_PRIORITY_HIGHEST
2 ABOVE_NORMAL_PRIORITY_CLASS THREAD_PRIORITY_ABOVE_NORMAL
3 ABOVE_NORMAL_PRIORITY_CLASS THREAD_PRIORITY_ABOVE_NORMAL
4 NORMAL_PRIORITY_CLASS THREAD_PRIORITY_NORMAL
5 NORMAL_PRIORITY_CLASS THREAD_PRIORITY_NORMAL
6 NORMAL_PRIORITY_CLASS THREAD_PRIORITY_NORMAL
7 BELOW_NORMAL_PRIORITY_CLASS THREAD_PRIORITY_BELOW_NORMAL
8 BELOW_NORMAL_PRIORITY_CLASS THREAD_PRIORITY_BELOW_NORMAL
9 IDLE_PRIORITY_CLASS THREAD_PRIORITY_LOWEST
10 IDLE_PRIORITY_CLASS THREAD_PRIORITY_IDLE

When reading or writing XML for a task, this setting is specified in the Priority (settingsType) element of the Task Scheduler schema.

Requirements

Minimum supported client
Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server
Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]
Type library
Taskschd.tlb
DLL
Taskschd.dll

See also

TaskSettings