Windows - window status (Running vs Not Responding)

Roger Dahlstrom eatham at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 22:40:36 CEST 2008


On Apr 11, 3:54 pm, Mike Driscoll <kyoso... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Apr 11, 2:10 pm, rdahlstrom <roger.dahlst... at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Apr 11, 1:45 pm, rdahlstrom <roger.dahlst... at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > Does anyone know how to determine the window status (Running or Not
> > > Responding)?  I've tried various methods with no success...
>
> > > This would be on a variety of Windows systems, but all at least XP,
> > > and mostly server 2003.  Everyone will have Python 2.5.1 on them, and
> > > the script would be running locally.
>
> > > Any ideas?
>
> > Basically, I'm looking for something similar to the Process.Responding
> > property in System.Diagnostics...
>
> Hmmm...I think you should re-post to the Python win32 group. They'll
> know the answer, if there is one. Here's the link to get signed up:http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-win32
>
> Also, you might take a look at the WMI module:
>
> http://tgolden.sc.sabren.com/python/wmi.html
>
> I'm pretty sure it can do that, but I don't know how. I did find an
> article on it:
>
> http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=19489&seqNum=4
>
> If you're better than I am, you can probably translate this to the
> Python equivalent. Zenoss also has some monitoring software that's
> open source Python code.
>
> Mike

I thought about posting to the win32 group, but in looking at all of
the win32 apis, I couldn't find anything that did this - other than
System.Diagnostic in c#, which isn't available to win32 (nor would you
expect it to be, I guess)



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