Hey Everyone,

So I currently have a user interface that I created in visual studio that takes user input as arguments for a certain VBS script that I wrote, and then calls and executes that script via the Process.Start method. When the script is executed, it is executed as a cscript.exe task in the task manager. I need a way to kill that script, however, there are multiple instances of cscript running at all times, so there is no way (that I am aware of) in telling which cscript.exe is for my VBS script. Is there a way to kill that individual script other than searching for it by the cscript name? I obviously don't want to kill all the cscript tasks in this case.

Any advice or even links to possible solutions would be incredibly appreciated.


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Last Post by Reverend Jim

Save the returned object from Process.Start and issue a Kill on that object when you are done with it. It will kill only that instance of cscript.

Public Class Form1

    Dim proc As System.Diagnostics.Process

    Private Sub btnStart_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnStart.Click
        proc = Process.Start("d:\temp\test.vbs")
    End Sub

    Private Sub btnStop_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnStop.Click
    End Sub

End Class

test.vbs is

do while true
	wscript.echo Now()
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