ITask interface

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Provides the methods for running tasks, getting or setting task information, and terminating tasks. It is derived from the IScheduledWorkItem interface and inherits all the methods of that interface.


The ITask interface has these methods.

Method Description
ITask::GetApplicationName This method retrieves the name of the application that the task is associated with.
ITask::GetMaxRunTime This method retrieves the maximum length of time, in milliseconds, the task can run before terminating.
ITask::GetParameters This method retrieves the task's command-line parameters.
ITask::GetPriority This method retrieves the priority for the task.
ITask::GetTaskFlags This method returns the flags that modify the behavior of a task.
ITask::GetWorkingDirectory This method retrieves the task'sworking directory.
ITask::SetApplicationName This method assigns a specific application to the current task.
ITask::SetMaxRunTime This method sets the maximum time the task can run, in milliseconds, before terminating.
ITask::SetParameters This method sets the command-line parameters for the task.
ITask::SetPriority This method sets the priority for the task.
ITask::SetTaskFlags This method sets the flags that modify the behavior of a scheduled task.
ITask::SetWorkingDirectory This method sets the working directory for the task.


ITask is the primary interface of the task trigger object. To create a task object, call ITaskScheduler::Activate for existing tasks or ITaskScheduler::NewWorkItem for new tasks.


For more information and example code for this interface, see C/C++ Code Example: Terminating a Task.


Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header mstask.h
Redistributable Internet Explorer 4.0 or later on Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 95

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