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How to avoid multiple instances of your Windows application

, 27 Sep 2010 CPOL
I tend to use boost::interprocess::named_mutex for the same thing. The equivalent code is something like:using boost::interprocess;const char *application_name = "Application Name";int main()try{ struct named_mutex_killer { ~named_mutex_killer() {...

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3 Feb 2011
Menuki
This solution works in Windows environment under Visual Studio.I don't know if there is a Linux equivalent.I use a counter common for all processes.#pragma data_seg("counter") // counter common for all processesLONG gs_nCtApp = -1; #pragma data_seg()#pragma comment(linker,...
27 Sep 2010
bleedingfingers
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I want to share a simple class I use for this purpose. The class operates on kernel objects.
27 Jan 2011
Malli_S
Solution II used to use following simple way to manage the single instance of the app.//Usually I append the UID to the application name to achieve the unique object name.TCHAR szAppName[] = _T("Application_Name_999e7ba3-e8fc-4c21-985b-ab11f39ce759");HANDLE hMutex =...

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