Sunday, April 18, 2004 7:42 PM bart

Kill explorer.exe friendly?

For the moment, I'm investigating the possibilities to create 'shell extensions' in Windows Explorer using C#. Since the testing of this requires loading and unloading assemblies quite a lot, it's sometimes necessairy to unload explorer.exe completely before I can start to run another try to get it work. There are actual three ways to do this:

  1. Shut down the machine and reboot :-)
  2. CTRL-ALT-DEL, Task Manager, Processes, explorer.exe, End process
  3. Go to Start, Shut Down and press the Cancel button while holding CTRL, SHIFT, ALT and restart explorer.exe via the Task Manager

The third way seems to be the best way to terminate explorer.exe friendly but you should know about it of course... The same holds for the rather unknown key combination WIN-PAUSE which opens the system properties dialog. | Digg It | Technorati | Blinklist | Furl | reddit | DotNetKicks

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Monday, April 19, 2004 6:10 PM by bart


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Wednesday, December 15, 2004 8:28 AM by bart


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