How to check if another instance of the application is running [duplicate]

Want some serious code? Here it is.

var exists = System.Diagnostics.Process.GetProcessesByName(System.IO.Path.GetFileNameWithoutExtension(System.Reflection.Assembly.GetEntryAssembly().Location)).Count() > 1;

This works for any application (any name) and will become true if there is another instance running of the same application.

Edit: To fix your needs you can use either of these:

if (System.Diagnostics.Process.GetProcessesByName(System.IO.Path.GetFileNameWithoutExtension(System.Reflection.Assembly.GetEntryAssembly().Location)).Count() > 1) return;

from your Main method to quit the method… OR

if (System.Diagnostics.Process.GetProcessesByName(System.IO.Path.GetFileNameWithoutExtension(System.Reflection.Assembly.GetEntryAssembly().Location)).Count() > 1) System.Diagnostics.Process.GetCurrentProcess().Kill();

which will kill the currently loading process instantly.

You need to add a reference to System.Core.dll for the .Count() extension method. Alternatively, you can use the .Length property.

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