Acrobat.exe Process Doesn't Terminate When Closing Acrobat
Jun 1, 2012
I'm having a problem with closing Acrobat. I'm using vb.net to sign a PDF file in running Acrobat. After I'm done I close Acrobat and try to delete the currently signed PDF file, but I get an error message telling me that file is being used by another process. I tried closing and setting to Nothing AcroApp, AcroAVDoc, AcroPDDoc JSO, but still that doesn't work. I tried releasing them with Marshal.ReleaseComObject(...) still no effect.[code]
I'm writing an app that prints of batches of documents to clients for posting. The printer uses OMR to collate and fold the documents into envelopes automatically.The document inputs will either be Word or Adobe Acrobat. I have routines to print off each document type while adding OMR on the fly.
The issue I have is that when the routine for PDF is run, the Adobe file is not closing properly. So when the next clients batch is being printed, there is an error saying that the document is locked by another user or process.I'm using the Acrobat 7 reference library and have Acrobat 7 installed on my machine (full blown product, not reader,) I'm closing the PDDocument, the AVDocument and the application in the code and I've even wrote a routine to kill the process to no avail.
I've written an interface with a 3rd party web service in VB.NET. The final step in that interface involves the 3rd party delivering to us (as a stream) a PDF document. After streaming is complete I save a copy of the PDF on our servers, so that our users can view the PDF by clicking on a link in our system. The PDF opens fine in Acrobat X, but when I try to open it programatically I an error saying that "the file is damaged and could not be repaired". I can also open the file in IE just fine, with no issues, and the same code that displays this PDF works just fine on lots of other existing PDFs that predate the 3rd party interface.
I have emptied out temporary internet files as suggested in some posts I saw online. I also opened the PDF in Notepad++ and the %PDF tag is first, and the %%EOF tag is last, so there's certainly no corruption visible in the document source that I can see. Below is the (very standard) code we use to open PDFs into a separate browser instance on our site:
I am currently generating paper forms from backend database using reporting facilities in vb.net apps. I am now required to turn these reports into PDF forms that can be sent via email to clients who can then fill in the remaining fields not filled-in in the first place at form creation.
IF I open up IE, which I assume the WebBrowser control is based on, I can type the path of the PDF in the address bar, and it views it in the browser, just as it should.
When I do "navigate" to a PDF file, I do notice a short popup (and progress bar) before viewing the PDF in acrobat. It happens so quickly that I can't read it, but it looks like a download progress bar.
I am having an issue with displaying a PDF in an iframe in asp.net. When the pdf shows up it is showing up without the Acrobat toolbar that allows the user to zoom and print. This is causing a major hassle for our customers because they cannot read the PDF in the size that it is. If you try and set Acrobat to not show the PDF in the browser and browse to that page you get a message saying that it is trying to open it in Full Screen mode.Below is the code I use to stream the PDF to the browser:
Public Shared Sub StreamPdfToBrowser(ByVal doc As Document) Dim Ctx As HttpContext = HttpContext.Current '// Clear any part of this page that might have already been buffered for output.
I'm currently having an issue with VB.Net and Adobe Acrobat. The issue comes from exiting Acrobat but the Windows Taskbar still states that there is an Acrobat.exe process open. I have tried using Marshal.ReleaseComObject(), but it still hangs there. I do not want to have to rely on the "End Process" option on the Task bar in order to remove it.
I am creating a project with VB2008 Express Edition. The end result will be a CD containing tech manuals in pdf format which will be accessed via various buttons on a form. I am going to include Acrobat Reader Redisributable on the CD which the user can install by pressing a button on the form if required. What I want to do is this:- When the user inserts the CD into the PC, the form will load.When the form loads, I want to search the users PC to determine if Acrobat Reader is installed.If the Acrobat Reader program is not found on the system, then display a MessageBox to inform the user to install the reader from the CD.Would this involve searching the users registry? I would need to insert in my Form1_Load sectionTarget systems would be Windows XP/ Vista with programs on the C: drive as default.
i use a windows application for data entry purpose. Data for the application is got from the PDF file which is viewed using alt+tab and when i move from the pdf file to application i need the page number of the PDF file when it was in last focus to be pasted in a text box in the application automatically.
I have an MDI form as the app start object.I don't think is related, but in the Form closing event, I check for some condition, and if it's true, I ask for confirmation before closing:
Private Sub FormBackground_FormClosing(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.FormClosingEventArgs) Handles Me.FormClosing If (e.CloseReason = CloseReason.UserClosing) Then[code].....
So long, everything works fine in my development machine, which runs windows XP.However, when deploying the application in a windows 7 machine, the message box works correctly, showing itself whenever it should, but after the form is closed the application keeps running in the background. This happens whether the form closes directly or asks the user first.I have fixed it putting an End instruction in the FormBackground.FormClosed event, but it doesn't feel good.
I have just started a simple project in VB 2008 express (having previous experience (not much though) in VB6). At the moment I have only 1 form and when I click on the red x close button the form closes but the process is still running in task manager. I have the following code which I assumed would exit the program and terminate the process but it doesnt seem to work[code]...
I have a DLL that copies an Access database, opens it, reads it, and then closes it. The second time through it is unable to copy the Access DB because the EXE has an open handle to it. The EXE does not reference the Access DB at all, it just has the open handle because it calls my DLL. After I close the DB, I would like to terminate the EXE's handle to the Acess DB. BTS - I wrote the DLL and it is my Access DB. Another company wrote the EXE and I can not make any changes to it.
I'm having troubles with terminating an application. When I close the main form everything disappears but the process remains active. I think I know the cause, a certain activeX component will not release properly. As soon as I create one, I can't close normally...
dim someActiveXcomponent = new X() ... <formClosing> someActiveXcomponent = nothing GC.Collect() GC.WaitForPendingFinalizers ' here it hangs
Probably a bug in that component, but the problem is that I don't have much of a choice, I'll have to use that component for now.
Calling System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.ReleaseComO bject( myObject ) will kill the reference and now the application closes properly.
I am working on a Windows Service project that is supposed to start automatically with Windows and it has a timer to check if a certain process is created (in this case "iexplorer") the service should terminate that process. In addition, the user should not be able to stop the windows service.
I was able to create the process and make start with Windows. I changed the property (CanStop) to False but that did not help because after a few tries the servise stops. I used a For-Next loop in the timer to check for the process to terminate but unfortunatly, it didn't work. The code I used is:
Dim theProcesses() As Process = System.Diagnostics.Process.GetProcessesByName("Iexplore") For Each currentProcess As Process In theProcesses
my app currently has a process thats ongoing (even when I navigate back to the main screen of my app). Is there any code I can use to terminate all the processes on that page before it navigates back to the main screen. In other words the page should reset to its original form?
Private Sub frmMain_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load Me.Visible = False Me.ShowInTaskbar = False[code].....
Notice: I used "End", to terminate the process.What I want to do is when the last function is called (Delete_AutoReq_PracNo) it terminates the execution of the application.
Reason...I'll schedule this application to ran from MS SQL Server at night. So realistically, doing all the processes I would like it to stop...Is what am doing sufficient to stop the application from running or there is a more robust approach..
I made a Vista Aero -style form for XP, but when using it, the application won't close. The FormClosed and Disposed events fire, but not the HandleDestroyed event. I tried to get around that by handling the Disposed event and calling Me.DestroyHandle(), and it worked, but not if the user resized the form so that it caused an IndexOutOfRangeException in BlurImage().The code is attached.
I am working on a .NET console app which needs to clean up resources on exit. The problem I'm running into is that I don't get any notification if the cmd parent is closed via the console window [X], via Task Manager/Process Explorer or programmatically with WM_CLOSE. I can live with not being able to handle Kill Process from Task Mgr. or ProcExp. WM_CLOSE of the parent console is the most likely way that this application will be closed before it's finished processing.
Here are the events I've tried to register for so far: AppDomain.CurrentDomain.ProcessExit += CurrentDomainProcessExit; AppDomain.CurrentDomain.UnhandledException += CurrentDomainUnhandledException; Console.CancelKeyPress += ConsoleCancelKeyPress; Application.ApplicationExit += ApplicationApplicationExit; [Code] .....
These events fire properly when I send a CTRL+C from the console or the application finishes uninterrupted. But none of them fire when the parent app (cmd console) is closed. (The parent/grandparent processes aren't CLR so I'm not sure I would ever receive those Disposed/Exited events. Those are just shots in the dark.) I've looked at some pInvoke stuff but I would rather not go down that road if .NET is an option. Is there a way to detect and handle a shutdown in these situations? I am open to any .NET, pInvoke/Win32/C/C++ solution. (Basically any way it can be done on the Windows platform.). I'm still working with .NET 2.0 so I can't use anything introduced in .NET 3.0+
I'm using CreateObject(progId) in Vb to create a pdfDOcument. But the problem is that after I'm done and closing the document and release, How can I shutdown the process? How can I reference the process and know if it was already open by the user before I Created the object? And how can I kill the process if the process was not running before I created the object (pdfDocument)? Is there better strategies than to use CreateObject()?
I am writing an application that needs to be running all the time and I don't want the user to be able to close it. I don't want to hide the process from Task Manager. All I need is that when the user tries to terminate the process, he has to enter a password.
I am working on a program and for some reason when I run it as an executable outside of debug mode, if I run the main subroutine of the program, the process remains in memory after being closed. Even though the form is closed/gone, it will be in the process list and I have to ctl-alt-del to remove it. If I exit right after opening the form without doing anything, it closes like normal. I am closing and disposing everything I can think of, and I've never had this problem before. This is how I am exiting, but the problem also occurs if the user "X's" out.
I have a couple web file requests in my program, which is the only thing out of the ordinary (code-wise) for me, don't know if those are the root of the problem. I can't imagine this is the first time this has happened to anyone, but I couldn't find anything helpful with my search terms. Any ideas/common solutions? I can post sections of my code if it will help, but the whole thing is pretty long and I couldn't narrow down any potential problem areas.
Okay so my program opens excel, reads a few cells, and closes excel. But, it does not fully close excel and after multiple runs, I have multiple EXCEL.EXE *32 in my process list. It also asks for a save when it's closing when there are no changes being made, is there any way to avoid this? And how do you get Excel to fully close?
The program closes, without asking for a save, gets me the data I need, but remains in the process list. Using this for my Imports
I have MDI Parent Form and i'm going load all form as MDI child. Here i'm going to give option to "Close All" toolstripbutton in top of MDI Parent to close All mdi child forms.
Now i would like to check that On click of Close All Toolstripbutton , i have to close all mdi child form but except those form is on process, example, I have opened/Loaded 5 MDI child forms within MDI Parent Form.
Child forms are ( just for example ) ,
1. Customer details Form
2. Item Details Form
3. Import Orders Form
4. Stock Details Form
5. Production Entry Form
Here 3.Import Orders form is importing from Excel with 5000 records and 4. Stock details form exporting to excel.
So now if i click "Close All" button then i have close only Idle form i.e 1,2 and 5 but i should not close 3 and 4 since its on some process.
So Is there any .NET option to check that form in process/idle or do I have to check manually by having any Flags ?
Am trying to achieve a couple of things: merge a bunch of individual text files into a combined file, move the files that were combined into a new folder. I have assigned each of these tasks to a method. Something in the first method is hanging on to the file, even though I am closing and disposing the stream reader - but I can't figure out what. I know that a process from the first method is hanging on to the file because when I comment out the first method, the second method moves the files without a problem.
EDIT The first method is returning a value for new big file. This is passed as a parameter to the second method. When the second method tries to reference this file, that is when the program throws the error (5th line from bottom) Most posts on SO advise closing/disposing IO objects, but I am already doing that. They also advise using a third party tool to investigate what process is hanging on to a file, but I already know that it is the first merge method (because when it is commented out the program runs).
I'm reading a file and then closing it with the following code, but my problem is later when I start a batch process it says the file is still in use. Am I doing something wrong in closing it? The process was working fine prior to my adding this code to read the file.
This rexx exec is trying to write to the file that I read from in the prior step before creating a PowerPoint presentation, but fails becuase of the lock.I'm at a loss. I should qualify and say the process actually starts, but fails in the rexxexec after it starts, it isn't failing on the process start the rexx exec issues a message that it can't write to the file becuase it is in use.
I'm trying to start the process Store.Client.UI.exe which is located at: "C:Program FilesIntelIntelAppStoreinStore.Client.UI.exe", or "C:Program Files (x86)IntelIntelAppStoreinStore.Client.UI.exe" for 64bit like me, so I use the code:
If My.Settings.instpathtype = 86 Then Process.Start("C:Program FilesIntelIntelAppStoreinStore.Client.UI.exe") Else Process.Start("C:Program Files (x86)IntelIntelAppStoreinStore.Client.UI.exe") End If
Where my.settings.instpathtype is whether the computer is 64 or 32 bit. But when I run it, it doesn't run Store.Client.UI.exe for some reason. When I go into Explorer and type "C:Program Files(x86)IntelIntelAppStoreinStore.Client.UI.exe" it runs Store.Client.UI.exe.
When I press the exit button (the red X) the process is still running in the system manager. So opening it more than once will end up meaning it will slowly start crashing the computer (if you don't restart).
Form1 is a mdi container. It has a bunch of forms that can load inside of it as mdi children. If I close each open form inside the form1, and then click the red X at the top right, application exits fine.If I click the red X without closing the forms inside I get: An unhandled exception of type 'System.CannotUnloadAppDomainException' occurred in mscorlib.dll
Additional information: Error while unloading appdomain. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131015) However I can break from it. How do I get the application to not show that error? What must I do to fix those inside forms or close when the red x is clicked?
Dim frm As Form For Each frm In Forms Set frm = Nothing Next frm
The above code is what I used in VB6 to close all forms associated with my programs before my program closed. I have been searching for information on how to make sure all forms are closed when closing a VB2008 program.
I have seen info on using the Project Property Shutdown mode When startup form closes and I currently have this set.
Is this all that is really necessary? Will the garbage disposal close everything else to free up RAM?
Also, if I have several forms open and want to close all from the main form without closing each one individually, what is the best approach? Is there a collection like in VB6, go through the collection, compare it to the name of the main form and close it if it is not the main form?
I have written a windows service that is meant to launch a notepad when a specific action happens. The problem i have is that even though the service launches notepad, the actual notepad it self is NOT visible. I know that it has been launced because i can see the process in the task manager. By the way the process is listed as a SYSTEM process rather than a process under my user name (i believe that is because my process is a "LocalSystem" one).