From vb.net, I need to terminate a process that often hangs. I normally use process.kill, which works on most processes, but not on a hung process. If I use taskkill /im process.exe it does not terminate either. But if I use taskkill /im process.exe /f, it terminates fine. So the questions is, what is the vb.net equivalent for taskkill /f?
You will need to create a ProcessStartInfo with your arguments and the file name, in this case "taskkill" then you can start the process and it will run the taskkill command. This is a Subroutine that you can call that will do it. you will need to put
Imports System.Diagnostics at the top of your Class file.
Imports System.Diagnostics Public Class Form1 Private Sub Button1_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click KillHungProcess("Notepad.exe") 'Put your process name here End Sub Public Sub KillHungProcess(processName As String) Dim psi As ProcessStartInfo = New ProcessStartInfo psi.Arguments = "/im " & processName & " /f" psi.FileName = "taskkill" Dim p As Process = New Process() p.StartInfo = psi p.Start() End Sub End Class