Code Snippet posted by: RaviRanjanKr
| Posted on: 7/11/2011 | Category: Windows Forms Codes
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This Code Snippet allow you to run only one Instance of application at a time.
Many time we have requirement that we need to run only one instance of application at a time. If you have same requirement then in that case this Code Snippet might be useful for you.
Here you will learn how to handle only one instance of application by using Mutex
// This is default Program.Cs where Entry point (Main method) lies
static class Program
static void Main()
/* If instantiated is true, this is the first instance of the application; else, another instance is running. */
Mutex mutex = new Mutex(true, "UniqueID", out instantiated);
You can download Source code from given link to getting more details
After downloading Go to bin directory and then debug OnlyOneInstance.exe
file twice, you will see a message box which stated Program Already Running .
Ravi Ranjan Kumar