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AA Very Easy Shutdown Methods for Novice Users


Allows a novice user to shutdown/restart/log off/force shutdown with or without a specific time length his/her computer with a simple one line of code

Original Author: ukWaqas

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Shutting down the computer in Visual Basic
There are different commands you can give to shut down the computer.
Type thiese in any procedure e.g. Command1.Click()


To Log off:

retval=shell("RUNDLL32 SHELL32.DLL,SHExitWindowsEx 0",1)


To Shut Down:

retval=shell("RUNDLL32 SHELL32.DLL,SHExitWindowsEx 1",1)


To Reboot:
retval=shell("RUNDLL32 SHELL32.DLL,SHExitWindowsEx 2",1)


To Force ShutDown:
retval=shell("RUNDLL32 SHELL32.DLL,SHExitWindowsEx 4")


The above code can also be inserted into timer so the computer shutdowns after a period of time.

However, if you are a complete novice and use Windows Xp, then use the following code:


retval=shell("SHUTDOWN /L /T:15 /Y /C",1)


The above code will shutdown in 15 seconds, and close all existing programs without saving.

If however you wish to stop the shutdown during these 15 seconds, then a simple ccommand:


retval=shell("shutdown /a",1)


should suffice. Note that the 15 seconds can be adjusted to seconds of your choice. Insert /n instead of /y for prompt to save exisiting applications and remove the final parameter /c if you do not want shutdown to be cancelled.
Hope the above Article helps you in understanding in different ways to shutdown.

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Posted: 2002-06-01
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