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Andrew Kluthe andrew at
Fri Feb 6 16:32:11 EST 2015

Right, already doing some of these goodies. Was just looking to round out
my current method by covering all the bases possible. It's not a must have,
just a "would-be-nice" kinda thing.

On Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 2:49 PM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at>

> Andrew Kluthe wrote:
> > I'm trying to run some cleanup handlers to delete temporary files
> > when my standalone exits. I was wanting to now if there was a way
> > to trap when an application is quit via ending the process abruptly
> > in the task manager on Windows (in my case 7).
> >
> > I was hoping the shutdownRequest message would get hit when this
> > is done, but testing it on windows 7 and LC 6.5.5 it exits without
> > sending shutdownRequest
> >
> > I can already handle when the my application is quit through more
> > conventional means, but I want these temp files cleaned up regardless
> > of how it exits (unless its a crash of course, etc).
> >
> > Any tips on what to try next?
> Kill is kill - there's nothing an app can to when the rug is pulled out
> from under it.
> You could instead handle cleanup in your app's initialization.  While it
> can't guarantee it can close every session cleanly, it can guarantee
> starting cleanly.
> Also, if any temp files are written to the OS temp folder
> (specialFolderPath("temporary")) the OS will take care of those itself
> sooner or later, often on the next reboot.
> --
>  Richard Gaskin
>  Fourth World Systems
>  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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