ExitWindowsEx()

This is a discussion on ExitWindowsEx() within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; Hi, when I call this function like this: Code: ExitWindowsEx(EWX_FORCE, 0); on windows xp it only goes back to the ...

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    ExitWindowsEx()

    Hi, when I call this function like this:
    Code:
    ExitWindowsEx(EWX_FORCE, 0);
    on windows xp it only goes back to the logon screen. How do I make it completely shut down the computer?

    Thanks

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    this suggests that maybe the call should look like

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    ExitWindowsEx (EWX_FORCE | EWX_SHUTDOWN, 0);
    although they suggest strongly you feed a reason instead of using 0 for the second param
    hello, internet!

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    lol thanks. maybe i should start reading more about the stuff

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    hey moi, what are those in your signature ??

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    No, fraid it's more complex than this. In XP you need (as the Remarks section in the MSDN article indicates) the correct level of priviledge. It's pretty complex, I spent most of a day researching MSDN and writing a chunk of code just to shut down XP. It ended up being a pageful which I'm definitely going to stick in a LIB sometime when I can be bothered!

    I can email it if you wish, I don't think it will be readable if I post it here.

    My email is CMNIXON@HOTMAIL.COM if you want to ask for a copy...dunno if the moderator lets us post email addresses!!

    Cheers,
    Chris.

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