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I want to check if main process of chrome was closed or running because when user close the browser background processes still opened, any suggestions?

What I have tried:

Process[] pname = Process.GetProcessesByName("chrome");
                if (pname.Length == 0)


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Solution 3

You can get the "root" Chrome process using WMI. The Win32_Process[^] class has a property called ParentProcessId.

In the case where Chrome is launched by the user through launching a Chrome shortcut from Explorer, get the ProcessId of "explorer" and then get the Win32_Process instances for "chrome". The root process is the one that has a ParentProcessId matching the ProcessId of "explorer".

If Chrome is being launched by another application, like clicking a link in Outlook, or from some other application you've written, the ProcessId of the parent is going to be the one that launched Chrome, not the one for "explorer".
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Solution 1

// it's goofy, but do this instead
/* it will not return the "main process" though - there's no ready way to know that with chrome. Chrome will spawn multiple chrome processes even when it's "not running."

var procs = Process.GetProcesses();
var found = false;
foreach (var proc in procs)
		found = true;
Console.WriteLine(found ? "run" : "nothing");
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Solution 2

This might be helpful:
// required
using System.Diagnostics;

// in some method or eventhandler

foreach (Process process in Process.GetProcesses())
    string pname = process.ProcessName;

    string plower = pname.ToLower();

    string title = process.MainWindowTitle;

    if (plower.Contains("chrome") || plower.Contains("google"))
        Console.WriteLine($"{pname} {title}");
When run, the current active Chrome web-page will be the only Chrome process with a 'MainWindowTitle that is not an empty string.

Of course, a version change of Chrome, could change this.

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