Application Startup and Shutdown

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Application Startup and Shutdown

In the code snippets below, the methods StartAuthenticDesktop_Click and ShutdownAuthenticDesktop_Click are those assigned to buttons in the AutomateAuthenticDesktop example that, respectively, start up and shut down the application. This example is located in the C# folder of the API Examples folder (see the file Form1.cs):

 

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

C:\Users\<username>\Documents\
Altova\Authentic2019\Authentic

 

You can compile and run the project from within Visual Studio 2010/2012/2013/2015/2017.

 

 

 

Starting Authentic Desktop

The following code snippet from the AutomateAuthenticDesktop example shows how to start up the application.

 

  // Handler for the "Start AuthenticDesktop" button

      private void StartAuthenticDesktop_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)

       {

          if (AuthenticDesktop == null)

           {

              Cursor.Current = Cursors.WaitCursor;

 

              // If there is no AuthenticDesktop instance, create one and make it visible.

               AuthenticDesktop = new XMLSpyLib.Application();

               AuthenticDesktop.Visible = true;

 

              Cursor.Current = Cursors.Default;

           }

          else

           {

              // If an instance of Authentic Desktop is already running, make sure it's visible

              if (!AuthenticDesktop.Visible)

                   AuthenticDesktop.Visible = true;

           }

       }

 

 

 

Shutting down Authentic Desktop

The following code snippet from the AutomateAuthenticDesktop example shows how to shut down the application.

 

  // Handler for the "Shut down AuthenticDesktop" button

      // Shut down application instance by explicitely releasing the COM object.

      private void shutdownAuthenticDesktop_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)

       {

          if (AuthenticDesktop != null)

           {

              // Allow shut down of AuthenticDesktop by releasing the UI

               AuthenticDesktop.Visible = false;

 

              // Explicitly release the COM object

              try

               {

                  while (System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.ReleaseComObject(AuthenticDesktop) > 0) ;

               }

              finally

               {

                  // Avoid subsequent access to this object.

                   AuthenticDesktop = null;

               }

           }

       }

 


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