Thread: process IDīs

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    process IDīs

    how are u doing? i havent posted for about 4 months i think..

    anyway im looking for a way to get a windows processes ID &/or HANDLE.
    i have googled for about 2 hours all i find is some bad codes with lots of errors etc. ive also looked thru MSDN.
    anyone got the experience.

    ps where can i find ms. platform SDK?

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    Platform SDK (search on google "microsoft platform sdk", first result):

    Can't tell you anything about getting process ID's though. This probably belongs on the Windows forum.
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    i visited that site but i thought it was just for updating..
    your right this should be in the windows forum.

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    i see but how does that work?

    DWORD GetCurrentProcessId(void);

    HANDLE GetCurrentProcess(void);

    i must have something to past, dont know where to get them from?!

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    Could you tell us exactly what you are trying to achieve? For which process do you need a process ID? What are you going to use it for? With a little more information we can probably provide more detailed help.

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    i want a way to get any process ID
    MSN for example

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    Easy... Here's how to get all running processes info. You'll need:

    #include <iostream>
    #include <windows.h>
    #include <tlhelp32.h>
    BOOL ListProcesses(){	
    	HANDLE hSnapshot;
    	PROCESSENTRY32 process;
    	hSnapshot=CreateToolhelp32Snapshot(TH32CS_SNAPPROCESS|TH32CS_SNAPTHREAD, 0);//2nd parameter ignored
    	if(hSnapshot==INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE) return FALSE;
    	ZeroMemory(&process, sizeof(PROCESSENTRY32));
    	if(!Process32First(hSnapshot, &process))
    		return FALSE;
    		std::cout<<process.szExeFile<<"\tPID: "<<process.th32ProcessID<<std::endl;
    	}while(Process32Next(hSnapshot, &process));
    	return TRUE;
    int main(){
    	std::cout<<"Listing processes\n";
    	return 0;
    Now adapt this code to your needs.
    NOTE the 32 in the types names. That referes to 32-bit processes. Later with 64-bit CPU we'll use 64, for 64 bit processes, and 32 for 32 bit processes running on 64 bit machine, although emulated.
    Last edited by xErath; 12-05-2004 at 01:47 PM.

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    thx m8 thats probably what i was looking for!

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    That link shows code for listing all the processes (That code gives process name, like explorer.exe and also gives process ID of each one). My suggestion is make a simple class to hold process name, PID, and handle. Then make a list of that class, and instead of printing them to the screen, insert them into a list, then you have a list you can search through processes and such. I have just recently done this, if you want any help, IM or email me.
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