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How to shutdown (or Restart) a pc with C++

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    How to shutdown (or Restart) a pc with C++

    I would like to include an option to sutdown and/or restart the Computer (It is running with win2000pro), but I do not know how !!!
    please help me !


    thx
    Benjamin

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    Information: Exiting Windows
    This may come to a shock to most of you, but the function to exit windows is.. YES, ExitWindows()



    code:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The ExitWindows function logs the current user off.

    BOOL ExitWindows(

    DWORD dwReserved, // reserved
    UINT uReserved // reserved
    );
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    There is an ExitWindowsEx() function too.


    code:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The ExitWindowsEx function either logs off, shuts down, or shuts down and restarts the system.

    BOOL ExitWindowsEx(

    UINT uFlags, // shutdown operation
    DWORD dwReserved // reserved
    );
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    the flags are:


    quote:
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    EWX_FORCE Forces processes to terminate. When this flag is set, Windows does not send the messages WM_QUERYENDSESSION and WM_ENDSESSION to the applications currently running in the system. This can cause the applications to lose data. Therefore, you should only use this flag in an emergency.

    EWX_LOGOFF Shuts down all processes running in the security context of the process that called the ExitWindowsEx function. Then it logs the user off.

    EWX_POWEROFF Shuts down the system and turns off the power. The system must support the power-off feature.Windows NT: The calling process must have the SE_SHUTDOWN_NAME privilege. For more information, see the following Remarks section. Windows 95: Security privileges are not supported or required.

    EWX_REBOOT Shuts down the system and then restarts the system. Windows NT: The calling process must have the SE_SHUTDOWN_NAME privilege. For more information, see the following Remarks section. Windows 95: Security privileges are not supported or required.

    EWX_SHUTDOWN Shuts down the system to a point at which it is safe to turn off the power. All file buffers have been flushed to disk, and all running processes have stopped. Windows NT: The calling process must have the SE_SHUTDOWN_NAME privilege. For more information, see the following Remarks section. Windows 95: Security privileges are not supported or required.

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    Hope that helps you, (none of you probly cared, but.. OH WELL!)

    [EDIT]Tried by best to make the flags readable[/EDIT]

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    I copied that from another post. If you had used the search function you would have been able to find it no problem.

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    Ok I gotta ask..What is your quote taken from Shadow12345? And what is the story behind it?

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    my 'quote' is taken from a post off of the C++ board on cprogramming.com from a user named okiesmokie. This happened not too long ago. Story behind it? There is no story, I saw the post, and I decided to copy the information to my computer.

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    One question though...

    What file header is it under? windows.h?

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    Yes it is under windows.h
    sorry

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    isn't it rather obvious that a windows function to be in windows.h?

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    where else would you find Bill's work?? .. he tries to make sure that everyone has to use his stuff to make their programs run.. is it even possible to make windows includes if you wanted to?

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    ummmmmm unregistered?

    is that you again dayknight?

    trying to make viruses...

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    >>is that you again dayknight?
    >>trying to make viruses..

    no it is not...whoever you are talking about and I am not ty\rying to make viruses, but you brought up a nice idea...


    mfg

    theluckyghost

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    Yeah, make a virus that restarts the computer!! What will everyone do? There is no cure!
    N1tr0g3n likes this.

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    Originally posted by MrWizard
    Yeah, make a virus that restarts the computer!! What will everyone do? There is no cure!
    [drops on the floor laughing]

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    Re: ummmmmm unregistered?

    Originally posted by heat511
    is that you again dayknight?

    trying to make viruses...
    grr...
    i had stop ciming to this board after that best thread


    bunch of kidz...

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    > bunch of kidz...
    What a hipocrite.
    The world is waiting. I must leave you now.

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