Standalone shutting down cleanly on Windows

Ben Rubinstein benr_mc at cogapp.com
Mon Jun 20 11:17:57 CDT 2011


Hi Mark,

Thanks for your reply; but I added code to handle, log, and pass both those... 
makes no difference.

In the case that I shutdown Windows, it appears that the app does not receive 
any messages: not shutdownRequest,  not closeStackRequest, not shutDown, not 
closeStack.

Is there any other message that might be sent in this situation?  Should the 
app be getting one or more of the above messages, and if so, what might be 
preventing it?

TIA,

Ben

On 20/06/2011 16:43, Mark Schonewille wrote:
> Hi Ben,
>
> You must handle the shutdownRequest and the closeStackRequest messages.
>
> on closeStackRequest
>    quitMyProject
> end loseStackRequest
>
> on shutdownRequest
>    quitMyProject
> end shutdownrequest
>
> You can find the quitMyProject script here http://qery.us/tg
>
> Note that you might need to remove the MySQL part from that script and you might remove anything else that your stack doesn't need.
>
> --
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>
> Mark Schonewille
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> On 20 jun 2011, at 17:12, Ben Rubinstein wrote:
>
>> I have a standalone that's supposed to perform various tasks when it exits.  I thought it was doing so, but having recently changed the hardware it's running on, there's now an error on shutting the machine down which we've traced to my app not doing these tasks.
>>
>> The app consists of a mainstack and a sub-stack, but the sub-stack is only ever opened if the app is used interactively, which it generally isn't.
>>
>> The app performs the shutdown tasks if it gets either a closeStack or shutDown message.  It currently logs things so I can find out what's happening.
>>
>> - If I quit the app from its own menu, it gets the shutDown message, does its stuff, I can then shut down the machine without error.
>>
>> - If I right click the button for the app in the taskbar, and select Close, it gets the closeStack message, does its stuff, I can then shut down the machine without error.
>>
>> - If I shut down the computer from the Start menu (which is closest to what actually happens in production use) then the log doesn't show it getting either message.  So it doesn't clean up properly, and then Windows throws an error.
>>
>> Is there another message I could be trapping?  Is there something else I need to make sure that one of these messages is sent when Windows shuts the app down?  Is there a trick I'm missing?
>>
>> TIA,
>>
>> Ben
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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