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Can someone help me with the implementation of KillProcessByName funct

My original question was: How do I access menu commands in one program from a Delphi Form?

I have figured out how to generate a simple Delphi 7 form with a button in it which will run an executable.

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
ShellExecute
(Form1.Handle, 'open', 'c:E3238sinE3238s.exe',
nil, nil, SW_SHOWNORMAL);
end;
end.

My problem is I need to know how to access the menus that are a part of this executable. For example how would I access the FILE menu in order to select EXIT.

In light of the lack of a simple solution I am considering a different approach. I will use the SHELLEXECUTABLE and a timer from Delphi in order to start the external program. After the timer runs out I would like to use KillProcessByName in order to exit the external program. So now can any one help me with the implementation and syntax for the KillProcessByName function? Please!


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  • zibadianzibadian Posts: 6,349Member
    : My original question was: How do I access menu commands in one program from a Delphi Form?
    :
    : I have figured out how to generate a simple Delphi 7 form with a button in it which will run an executable.
    :
    : procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
    : begin
    : ShellExecute
    : (Form1.Handle, 'open', 'c:E3238sinE3238s.exe',
    : nil, nil, SW_SHOWNORMAL);
    : end;
    : end.
    :
    : My problem is I need to know how to access the menus that are a part of this executable. For example how would I access the FILE menu in order to select EXIT.
    :
    : In light of the lack of a simple solution I am considering a different approach. I will use the SHELLEXECUTABLE and a timer from Delphi in order to start the external program. After the timer runs out I would like to use KillProcessByName in order to exit the external program. So now can any one help me with the implementation and syntax for the KillProcessByName function? Please!
    :
    :
    :
    If you truly wish to control the process, you should start it using CreateProcess() instead of ShellExecute(). This board contains several examples of that.
    In order to automatically click on the menu, you need to implement a keyboard hook. This allows you to play various keyboard and mouse commands. The Developer's Guide by Teixeira and Pacheco has example code and describes how to implement it. You might also find examples on the internet.
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