End Process Action—Setting Properties

The End Process action is used to forcibly shut down a process. In most cases, it is preferable to use the Window Close action, as this allows the program to properly shut down the process. You can use the End Process action to just abruptly end the process or to attempt a standard close first and then force a shutdown if the process does not close.

To set End Process properties

  1. From the Task Builder Available Actions pane, open the System folder and double-click the End Process action or drag it into the Steps pane.

  2. In the Process name box, type or select the program, or click the Open Folder button and navigate to the program.

  3. If you do not want AutoMate to attempt a conventional close first, clear the Try to send a close message to the application first check box.

  4. Under If more than one matching process is found then, select from the following:

  5. To set the Description tab properties, refer to Description Tab Options.

  6. To set the Error Causes and On Error tab properties, refer to Step Error Handling.

  7. When finished, click OK to save settings and close the properties dialog window.

See Also

About Actions

Adding Task Steps

End Process Action