Thread: shutdown program in c++

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    shutdown program in c++

    How can I make a program which makes my computer shutdown?? I'm using Borland 5.02... I tryed exwindowexit or something liek that but it didnt work ..... Hope u will help me .. thanx

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    of Zen Hall zen's Avatar
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    ExitWindowsEx(EWX_POWEROFF,NULL) should shut it down. If you are using windows 9x, it wont work from the console though.

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    So what should I do? I'm using win 98????

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    write it as a windows app and not a console app. Use ExitWindowsEx() as zen has said. Why do you want to do this?
    If all you want is a one-click shutdown icon there is an easier way using Rundll32.exe to run the shutdown function.
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    Just one more wrong move. -KEN-'s Avatar
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    yet when I tell him this, he yells at me...

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    Speaking of Shutting down and such, how would you call another .exe from your program? Like once you excute it, it would execute something else?
    C:\Windows\rundll.exe,user.exe exitwindowsexec will restart.
    C:\Windows\rundll.exe,user.exe exitwindows will shutdown.
    But im sure most of you already knew that

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