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cecreateprocess (rapi)
 

rapi is for smart devices, not desktop Windows. Therefore, this information only applies to code using the .NET Compact Framework. To see if information for cecreateprocess in other DLLs exists, click on Find References to the right.

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Summary
This function is used to run a new program. It creates a new process and its primary thread. The new process executes the specified executable file.

C# Signature:

[DllImport("rapi.dll", CharSet = CharSet.Unicode, SetLastError = true)]
public extern static bool CeCreateProcess(
    string pszImageName,
    string pszCmdLine,
    IntPtr psaProcess,
    IntPtr psaThread,
    bool fInheritHandles,
    int fdwCreate,
    IntPtr pvEnvironment,
    IntPtr pszCurDir,
    IntPtr psiStartInfo,
    ref PROCESS_INFORMATION pi);

User-Defined Types:

PROCESS_INFORMATION structure info at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms684873(VS.85).aspx

C# Definition:

[StructLayout(LayoutKind.Sequential)]
public struct PROCESS_INFORMATION
{
   public IntPtr hProcess;
   public IntPtr hThread;    
   public int dwProcessID;    
   public int dwThreadID;    
}

Notes:

function info on msdn at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa922104.aspx

Tips & Tricks:

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Sample Code:

PROCESS_INFORMATION pi = new PROCESS_INFORMATION();
CeCreateProcess("myapp.exe", String.Empty, IntPtr.Zero, IntPtr.Zero, 0, 0, IntPtr.Zero, IntPtr.Zero, IntPtr.Zero, ref pi)

Alternative Managed API:

OpenNETCF.Diagnostics at http://www.opennetcf.org

  C# Example of the code you would use with openNETCF :
   ProcessStartInfo psi = new ProcessStartInfo(@"\PathTo\programToRun.exe");
   Process p = Process.Start(psi");
   p.WaitForExit(); // if this is set, your code will continue after the program has excited.

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