SetProcessShutdownParameters function

Sets shutdown parameters for the currently calling process. This function sets a shutdown order for a process relative to the other processes in the system.

Syntax

BOOL SetProcessShutdownParameters(
  DWORD dwLevel,
  DWORD dwFlags
);

Parameters

dwLevel

The shutdown priority for a process relative to other processes in the system. The system shuts down processes from high dwLevel values to low. The highest and lowest shutdown priorities are reserved for system components. This parameter must be in the following range of values.

Value Meaning
000-0FF
System reserved last shutdown range.
100-1FF
Application reserved last shutdown range.
200-2FF
Application reserved "in between" shutdown range.
300-3FF
Application reserved first shutdown range.
400-4FF
System reserved first shutdown range.
 

All processes start at shutdown level 0x280.

dwFlags

This parameter can be the following value.

Value Meaning
SHUTDOWN_NORETRY
0x00000001
The system terminates the process without displaying a retry dialog box for the user.

Return Value

If the function is succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.

Remarks

Applications running in the system security context do not get shut down by the operating system. They get notified of shutdown or logoff through the callback function installable via SetConsoleCtrlHandler. They also get notified in the order specified by the dwLevel parameter.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header processthreadsapi.h (include Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows.h)
Library Kernel32.lib
DLL Kernel32.dll

See Also

GetProcessShutdownParameters

Process and Thread Functions

Processes

SetConsoleCtrlHandler