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    How To Get Path of other Exe file in my MFC Code

    Hi,

    I have one .Net Exe file when i click on that i need to get path of that Exe in My MFC code,how can i get this ,please help me on this.

    Thanks
    Abhi

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    Re: How To Get Path of other Exe file in my MFC Code

    There are several ways to get a process path (different by the calling one) but no one is simple.
    Here is an example using WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation):
    Code:
    #include <wbemidl.h>
    
    #pragma comment(lib, "wbemuuid.lib")
    #pragma comment(lib, "comsuppw.lib")
    
    HRESULT CProcHelper::GetProcessPath(const CStringW& strExeFile, CStringW& strPath, BOOL& bFound)
    {
       // NOTE: don't forget a call to AfxOleInit in InitInstance of application class.
    
       bFound = FALSE;
       // initialize the IWbemLocator interface
       IWbemLocator *pLoc = NULL;
       HRESULT hr = CoCreateInstance(CLSID_WbemLocator, NULL, 
          CLSCTX_INPROC_SERVER, IID_IWbemLocator, (LPVOID*)&pLoc);
       if(FAILED(hr))
       {
          return hr;
       }
       // create a connection to WMI namespace.
       IWbemServices *pSvc = NULL;
       hr = pLoc->ConnectServer(bstr_t("ROOT\\CIMV2"), 
          NULL, NULL, 0, NULL, 0, 0, &pSvc);
       if(FAILED(hr))
       {
          pLoc->Release();
          return hr;
       }
       // set security levels on the proxy
       hr = CoSetProxyBlanket(pSvc, RPC_C_AUTHN_WINNT, RPC_C_AUTHZ_NONE,
          NULL, RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_CALL, RPC_C_IMP_LEVEL_IMPERSONATE, NULL, EOAC_NONE);
       if(FAILED(hr))
       {
          pSvc->Release();
          pLoc->Release();     
          return hr;
       }
       // do query
       IEnumWbemClassObject* pEnum = NULL;
       hr = pSvc->ExecQuery(bstr_t("WQL"), 
          bstr_t("SELECT Name, ExecutablePath FROM Win32_Process"),
          WBEM_FLAG_FORWARD_ONLY|WBEM_FLAG_RETURN_IMMEDIATELY, 
          NULL,
          &pEnum);
    
       if(FAILED(hr))
       {
          pSvc->Release();
          pLoc->Release();
          return hr;
       }
       // get each processes enumeration
       IWbemClassObject *pclsObj;
       ULONG uReturn = 0;
       while(pEnum)
       {
          pEnum->Next(WBEM_INFINITE, 1, &pclsObj, &uReturn);
          if(0 == uReturn)
             break;
    
          // get properties values
          VARIANT vtName;
          pclsObj->Get(L"Name", 0, &vtName, 0, 0);
          if(!strExeFile.CompareNoCase(vtName.bstrVal))
          {
             VARIANT vtExecutablePath;
             pclsObj->Get(L"ExecutablePath", 0, &vtExecutablePath, 0, 0);
             strPath = vtExecutablePath.bstrVal;
             VariantClear(&vtExecutablePath);
             bFound = TRUE; // successfully found
             break;
          }
          VariantClear(&vtName);
       }
       // cleanup
       pclsObj->Release();
       pEnum->Release();
       pSvc->Release();
       pLoc->Release();     
       return hr;
    }
    And here is a usage example:
    Code:
    void CMyDialog::OnBnClickedShowSomeProcesPath()
    {
       CString strPath;
       BOOL bFound = FALSE;
       CString strResult;
       LPCTSTR pszExeFile = _T("some_executable.exe");
       HRESULT hr = CProcHelper::GetProcessPath(pszExeFile, strPath, bFound);
       if(FAILED(hr))
       {
          strResult.Format(_T("GetProcessPath failed\nError: &#37;08x"), hr);
       }
       else if(! bFound)
       {
          strResult.Format(_T("Process '%s' not found"), pszExeFile);
       }
       else
       {
          strResult.Format(_T("%s path is '%s'"), pszExeFile, strPath);
       }
       AfxMessageBox(strResult);
    }
    Last edited by ovidiucucu; September 20th, 2010 at 10:46 AM.
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    Re: How To Get Path of other Exe file in my MFC Code

    Thank You.
    Dont we have any Library Function to get the Path.

    Cant I achieve it using GetModuleName and GetModuleFileName ?

    -Abhi

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbhiMFC View Post
    Thank You.
    Dont we have any Library Function to get the Path.

    Cant I achieve it using GetModuleName and GetModuleFileName ?

    -Abhi
    For the GetModuleFileName you would need HMODULE handle of the executable. That you can retrieve by calling EnumProcessModules where you need a handle of the process associated with the executable. The process handle is returned when calling OpenProcess with mode PROCESS_QUERY_INFORMATION and input of the process ID. The process ID you can get by EnumProcesses if you know the name of the process.

    If you only know the windows caption of the application but not the processname you can call EmumWindows or FindWindow to retrieve the windows handle of the main window. Then call GetWindowModuleFileName to retrieve path of executable.

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    Re: How To Get Path of other Exe file in my MFC Code

    Quote Originally Posted by AbhiMFC View Post
    Dont we have any Library Function to get the Path.
    AFAIK there is no Windows API function to directly retrieve the full path given the executable/process (other than caller process) name.

    Here is another example using PSAPI (Process Status API) functions EnumProcesses, GetModuleBaseName, and GetModuleFileNameEx:
    Code:
    #include <Psapi.h> 
    #pragma comment(lib, "Psapi.lib")
    
    BOOL GetProcessPath(LPCTSTR pszExeFile, CString& strPath)
    {
       BOOL bFound = FALSE;
        const DWORD cb = 1024; // assume enough
        DWORD dwBytesReturned = 0;
        DWORD dwIDs[cb];
        if(::EnumProcesses(dwIDs, cb, &dwBytesReturned))
        {
          size_t size = dwBytesReturned / sizeof(DWORD);
          CString strBaseName;
          const DWORD dwSize = MAX_PATH + 1;
            for(size_t index = 0; index < size; index++)
            {
             HANDLE hProcess = ::OpenProcess(PROCESS_QUERY_INFORMATION|PROCESS_VM_READ, 
                FALSE, dwIDs[index]);
             ::GetModuleBaseName(hProcess, NULL, 
                strBaseName.GetBufferSetLength(dwSize), dwSize);
             strBaseName.ReleaseBuffer();
             if(!strBaseName.CompareNoCase(pszExeFile))
             {
                ::GetModuleFileNameEx(hProcess, NULL, 
                   strPath.GetBufferSetLength(dwSize), dwSize);
                bFound = TRUE;
             }
             ::CloseHandle(hProcess);
            }
        }
       return bFound;
    }
    Not so much sweat like in case of using WMI, but sweat a little...
    Last edited by ovidiucucu; September 20th, 2010 at 10:45 AM. Reason: typo
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    Re: How To Get Path of other Exe file in my MFC Code

    Thanks Alot..

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