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Detecting windows shutdown event - riccardoob - Nov-12-2019

Hi, I probably have a tricky question here. I'd like to know if there's a way in python to detect (maybe using an infinite loop in a script run in background) if windows is shutting down, does anyone know how to do this?


RE: Detecting windows shutdown event - Larz60+ - Nov-12-2019

other than blue screen of death?
Windows has a way of exploding.
Microsoft has a blog on this here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c53062da-a17a-4bfe-b868-ee2b2b11c935/intercepting-shutdown-command?forum=csharplanguage


RE: Detecting windows shutdown event - riccardoob - Nov-12-2019

I read the post you linked, but I don't need to interrupt shutdown process, I essentially want to execute a script when the shutdown button is pressed (not the physical one) and make sure that it execute correctly.


RE: Detecting windows shutdown event - Larz60+ - Nov-12-2019

Quote:I'd like to know if there's a way in python to detect (maybe using an infinite loop in a script run in background) if windows is shutting dow
The first reply explains on URL I provided: 'how to intercept the shutdown command.'
you don't have to use the code verbatim, just use the 'Detect' part!!!


RE: Detecting windows shutdown event - Aurthor_King_of_the_Brittons - Nov-12-2019

It looks like you could create a batch file to run your script on Windows shutdown.

Excecute code on Windows shutdown