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  • How to run an application automatically after a particular time interval using code. Plz help..its very urgent

    Mrs Nishad

    • Edited by Mrs Nishad Friday, February 14, 2020 3:54 AM
    Friday, February 14, 2020 3:53 AM

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  • The system Task Scheduler application, included in Windows, is probably able to perform such tasks.

    See the Create Task dialog, Triggers tab, New, etc.

    Friday, February 14, 2020 6:28 AM
  • i want to use C# code for automatically running the application... 

    Mrs Nishad

    Friday, February 14, 2020 7:24 AM
  • Plz help...

    Mrs Nishad

    Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:17 AM
  • I don't know what you're expecting.  You can use a System.Timer to have an event fire at some point in the future, and that event handler can use System.Diagnostics.Process to launch a process.

    Tim Roberts | Driver MVP Emeritus | Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

    Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:43 AM
  • For example, this test creates a Task which launches Notepad every 1 minute =>

    // To check the task : "C:\WINDOWS\system32\mmc.exe" "C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskschd.msc" /s
    // Add reference to : TaskScheduler 1.1 Type Library
    // Add : using TaskScheduler;
    ITaskService ts = new TaskScheduler.TaskScheduler();
        ts.Connect(null, null, null, null);
    catch (Exception ex)
        System.Windows.Forms.MessageBox.Show("Error: " + ex.Message.ToString(), "Error", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Error);
    ITaskDefinition td = ts.NewTask(0);
    td.RegistrationInfo.Author = "Author test";
    td.RegistrationInfo.Description = "Task Description";
    ITimeTrigger tt = (ITimeTrigger)td.Triggers.Create(_TASK_TRIGGER_TYPE2.TASK_TRIGGER_TIME);
    tt.Enabled = true;
    tt.StartBoundary = (DateTime.Now.AddSeconds(60)).ToString("yyyy'-'MM'-'dd'T'HH':'mm':'ss");
    tt.Repetition.Interval = "PT1M";
    IExecAction execAction = (IExecAction)td.Actions.Create(_TASK_ACTION_TYPE.TASK_ACTION_EXEC);
    execAction.Path = @"c:\windows\notepad.exe";
    var rootFolder = ts.GetFolder("\\");
        IRegisteredTask ticket = rootFolder.RegisterTaskDefinition("MyTask", td, (int)_TASK_CREATION.TASK_CREATE_OR_UPDATE, null, null, _TASK_LOGON_TYPE.TASK_LOGON_INTERACTIVE_TOKEN, null);
    catch (Exception ex)
        System.Windows.Forms.MessageBox.Show("Could not add a task : " + ex.Message.ToString(), "Error", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Error);

    • Proposed as answer by EckiS Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:39 PM
    Saturday, February 15, 2020 3:41 PM
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    Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:47 AM