Simplest way to Programmatically ShutDown or Restart your System using C# or VB.NET

One of the ways to ShutDown or Restart your system is to use WMI (Windows Management Interface). However it does require you to write a few lines of code. I have found that the simplest way to ShutDown or Restart your computer is to use the Process class in the System.Diagnostics namespace. Here’s an example:

C#

private void btnShutDown_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
Process.Start("shutdown", "-s -f -t 0");
}

private void btnRestart_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
Process.Start("shutdown", "-r -f -t 0");
}

VB.NET

Private Sub btnShutDown_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
Process.Start("shutdown", "-s -f -t 0")
End Sub

Private Sub
btnRestart_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
Process.Start("shutdown", "-r -f -t 0")
End Sub



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