Detect the system being shut down or restarted.

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    Detect the system being shut down or restarted.

    How can I make a program detect if the computer is being shut down? That way I can make my editor save it's data before the system closes it.

    Thanks, August.

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    Since C++ has no concep tof this you are going to have to provide some information in terms of your operating system. In UNIX you get a SIGTERM when yoru application is being shutdown, on windows you get a WM_SOMETHINGOROTHER. Obviously these are quite different. If you are using windows your question is more suited in the Windows forum.

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    on windows you recieve WM_QUERYENDSESSION then a WM_ENDSESSION.
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
    And the FAQ is here :- http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/smartfaq.cgi

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    thanks, Stoned_Coder. Thats what I was looking for.

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