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Thread: Desktop Button for standby or hibernate?

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    FLA gospeed.racer's Avatar
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    Desktop Button for standby or hibernate?

    Anybody able to do me a huge favor and make me a desktop button I can click to put my computer into standby or hibernate? I had a hibernate button once, but that...was a long long time ago. I cant find it anymore

    Thanks! -Jeff

    DOH....Found it.....

    The only problem is I kind of need a button, and this is just a tray icon.

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    Wrote this cause I'm such a nice guy.

    It runs completly off the command line, just pass it a shutdown command. Run without a command to get a list of the commands it supports. Just link a shortcut to this and put it on your desktop to get a desktop button.

    Souce is included below. Attached is the binary, it will run on anything microsoft windows.

    #define WIN32_LEAN_AND_MEAN // Exclude rarely-used stuff from Windows headers

    #include <windows.h>

    int APIENTRY WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance,
    HINSTANCE hPrevInstance,
    LPSTR lpCmdLine,
    int nCmdShow)
    if (lstrcmpi(lpCmdLine,"hibernate")==0)
    SetSystemPowerState( FALSE, FALSE );
    else if (lstrcmpi(lpCmdLine, "standby") == 0)
    SetSystemPowerState( TRUE, FALSE );
    else if (lstrcmpi(lpCmdLine,"restart")==0)
    ExitWindowsEx(EWX_REBOOT, 0);
    } else if (lstrcmpi(lpCmdLine,"shutdown")==0)
    ExitWindowsEx(EWX_SHUTDOWN, 0);
    } else if (lstrcmpi(lpCmdLine,"blankscreen")==0)
    SendMessage(GetDesktopWindow(), WM_SYSCOMMAND, SC_MONITORPOWER, 2);
    } else if (lstrcmpi(lpCmdLine,"logoff")==0)
    ExitWindowsEx(EWX_LOGOFF, 0);
    MessageBox(NULL, "Usage: shutdown <parameter>\n\nValid Parameters:\n\tblankscreen\n\tlogoff\n\thibernate\ n\treboot\n\tstandby\n\tshutdown\n\nBrought to you by", "Invalid Command Parameter", MB_ICONSTOP | MB_OK);

    return 0;
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    isn't it Windows has an ultility called "shutdown.exe"?
    With some switch, you can have it either shutdown, reboot, or hibernate.
    After figure out which switch, you can create a bat file for it.
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    Here's how you can set up a restart button on your desktop:

    1. Create a shortcut (Right-click on desktop, select New > Shortcut).

    2. For location, type the following:

    shutdown -r -t 0

    3. Click Next, enter a name for the shortcut ("Restart" is appropriate), and click Finish.

    When you click your Restart shortcut, Windows XP will reboot *automagically*!

    The "-r" switch tells XP to reboot. If you'd like the shortcut to shut off your PC instead, change it to "-s"; to simply log off, change it to "-l". The "-t 0" sets the timeout (in seconds), so up this value if you find the need for it. To force running applications to close, add "-f" -- be careful with this one!

    For more information on Shutdown, type "shutdown" in a command prompt window (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt), or search for Shutdown in Windows XP's Help and Support Center.
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    Yes, but thats not hibernate or standby :P

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