Detect if an application is already runningTag(s): WinAPI/Registry


[external function declaration]
FUNCTION ulong CreateMutexA &
   (ulong lpMutexAttributes, boolean bInitialOwner, REF string lpszName) &
   LIBRARY "kernel32.dll"
FUNCTION long GetLastError() LIBRARY "kernel32.dll"

[powerscript]
// boolean of_IsRunning()
//
//        IF of_isRunning THEN
//           MessageBox("Oups", "already running!")
//        END IF
//

constant ulong ERROR_ALREADY_EXISTS = 183
constant ulong SUCCESSFUL_EXECUTION = 0

ulong lul_mutex
ulong lpsa
ulong lul_last_error
boolean lb_ret = FALSE

IF NOT (Handle(GetApplication()) = 0) THEN
    lul_mutex = CreateMutexA(lpsa, FALSE, as_appname)
    lul_last_error = GetLastError()
    lb_ret = NOT (lul_last_error = SUCCESSFUL_EXECUTION)
END IF

RETURN LB_RET

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