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Killing a shellexecuted process

Killing a shellexecuted process

Killing a shellexecuted process

I'm initiating a process using Shellexecute (C++).
The I want to kill the process.
How do I do that?

RE: Killing a shellexecuted process

I don't see a way in the MSDN documentation for ShellExecute().
Try using CreateProcess() and TerminateProcess().

RE: Killing a shellexecuted process

Use ShellExecuteEx instead

RE: Killing a shellexecuted process

OK, but what I actually need is to execute Internet Explorer with a url specified.

Can this be done with CreateProcess?

RE: Killing a shellexecuted process

Did you read the MSDN info about CreateProcess()?
Here's a simple example that works for me:


#include <windows.h>
#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

int main()
    STARTUPINFO startInfo;

    startInfo.lpReserved    = NULL;
    startInfo.lpDesktop        = "";
    startInfo.lpTitle        = NULL;
    startInfo.dwFlags        = 0;
    startInfo.cbReserved2    = 0;
    startInfo.lpReserved2    = NULL;

    if ( CreateProcess( NULL,
                        "\"C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe\" http://www.cnn.com/",
                        &processInfo ) == FALSE )
        cout << endl << "CreateProcess() failed!" << endl;

    return 0;

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