ProcessesWatchdog 2.0.0

A C# library to monitor the opening and closing of specific Windows processes

Install-Package ProcessesWatchdog -Version 2.0.0
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ProcessesWatchdog

A C# library to monitor the opening and closing of specific Windows processes.

Get it on NuGET: https://www.nuget.org/packages/ProcessesWatchdog

Example (available under ProcessesWatchdogSample):

using System;
using System.Linq;
using ProcessesWatchdog;

namespace ProcessesWatchdogSample
{
    public class Program
    {
        public static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            // Create multiple watch dogs for various processes
            var watchedProcessNames = new[] {"Calculator", "mspaint", "Steam", "Spotify"};
            var watchdogs = watchedProcessNames.Select(CreateLoggingWatchDog).ToArray();
            
            foreach (var watchdog in watchdogs)
            {
                watchdog.Start();
            }

            Console.WriteLine("Press any key to stop the watch dogs");
            Console.ReadKey();

            Console.WriteLine("Stopping the watchdogs...");

            foreach (var watchdog in watchdogs)
            {
                watchdog.Stop();
            }

            Console.WriteLine("Press any key to exit");
            Console.ReadKey();
            
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Creates a watch dog that writes to console when the process is started or terminated
        /// </summary>
        private static ProcessWatchdog CreateLoggingWatchDog(string processName)
        {
            var watchdog = new ProcessWatchdog(processName);
            watchdog.OnProcessOpened += (pid) => { Console.WriteLine($"{processName} is running with PID {pid}"); };
            watchdog.OnProcessClosed += () => { Console.WriteLine($"{processName} is terminated"); };

            return watchdog;
        }
    }
}

ProcessesWatchdog

A C# library to monitor the opening and closing of specific Windows processes.

Get it on NuGET: https://www.nuget.org/packages/ProcessesWatchdog

Example (available under ProcessesWatchdogSample):

using System;
using System.Linq;
using ProcessesWatchdog;

namespace ProcessesWatchdogSample
{
    public class Program
    {
        public static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            // Create multiple watch dogs for various processes
            var watchedProcessNames = new[] {"Calculator", "mspaint", "Steam", "Spotify"};
            var watchdogs = watchedProcessNames.Select(CreateLoggingWatchDog).ToArray();
            
            foreach (var watchdog in watchdogs)
            {
                watchdog.Start();
            }

            Console.WriteLine("Press any key to stop the watch dogs");
            Console.ReadKey();

            Console.WriteLine("Stopping the watchdogs...");

            foreach (var watchdog in watchdogs)
            {
                watchdog.Stop();
            }

            Console.WriteLine("Press any key to exit");
            Console.ReadKey();
            
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Creates a watch dog that writes to console when the process is started or terminated
        /// </summary>
        private static ProcessWatchdog CreateLoggingWatchDog(string processName)
        {
            var watchdog = new ProcessWatchdog(processName);
            watchdog.OnProcessOpened += (pid) => { Console.WriteLine($"{processName} is running with PID {pid}"); };
            watchdog.OnProcessClosed += () => { Console.WriteLine($"{processName} is terminated"); };

            return watchdog;
        }
    }
}

Release Notes

OnProcessOpened now requires the callback to accept the PID (this breaks compatibility, hence the change in major version)

This package is not used by any popular GitHub repositories.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated
2.0.0 109 2/20/2019
1.1.0 91 2/18/2019
1.0.0 97 2/15/2019