Doing something before exiting.

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    Doing something before exiting.

    I want my program to do something before it exists when the user presses the close (X) key on the command prompt. Is it possible? If so, how can I do that? Thanks!

    P.S.: I'm on Windows
    Last edited by samus250; 10-28-2008 at 06:09 PM.

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    You can try registering a function with atexit() (I don't know whether clsoing the window calls exit or not).

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    You can't use signal in windows?
    C programming resources:
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    Thanks tabstop. atexit() seems to work fine and it does what I need.

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