What if you can initiate the Windows shutdown sequence at a specific time you set, without the need for you to be physically present in front of the computer? Well, this tool allows you to do just that! You can shutdown, logoff, hybernate, or stand by your Windows PC at any time you wish to.
Plus, it gives you a one minute warning in case you change your mind!
I often listen to slow classical music while going to bed. 9/10 times, I fall asleep without shutting down my PC. So I looked for a tool to shutdown my PC at a time I set... Most of the applications I found weren't freeware. So I decided to write my own application. And here it is!
Two ways to initiate the shutting down
- User can set a time in the clock (E.g.: shutdown at 22:00 hrs.).
- User can start a count down timer (E.g.: shutdown in 10 mins.).
Although I designed and wrote the code, I re-used some of the code from other projects published here and else where.
TaskbarNotifier is a class I downloaded from CodeProject which shows a MSN like popup to give the user a one minute warning. I changed the display attributes to suit my popup window size and colours.
WindowsController class was downloaded from here.