ProcessesWatchdog 2.0.0

dotnet add package ProcessesWatchdog --version 2.0.0                
NuGet\Install-Package ProcessesWatchdog -Version 2.0.0                
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="ProcessesWatchdog" Version="2.0.0" />                
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add ProcessesWatchdog --version 2.0.0                
#r "nuget: ProcessesWatchdog, 2.0.0"                
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install ProcessesWatchdog as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=ProcessesWatchdog&version=2.0.0

// Install ProcessesWatchdog as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=ProcessesWatchdog&version=2.0.0                


A C# library to monitor the opening and closing of specific Windows processes.

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Example (available under ProcessesWatchdogSample):

using System;
using System.Linq;
using ProcessesWatchdog;

namespace ProcessesWatchdogSample
    public class Program
        public static void Main(string[] args)
            // Create multiple watch dogs for various processes
            var watchedProcessNames = new[] {"Calculator", "mspaint", "Steam", "Spotify"};
            var watchdogs = watchedProcessNames.Select(CreateLoggingWatchDog).ToArray();
            foreach (var watchdog in watchdogs)

            Console.WriteLine("Press any key to stop the watch dogs");

            Console.WriteLine("Stopping the watchdogs...");

            foreach (var watchdog in watchdogs)

            Console.WriteLine("Press any key to exit");

        /// <summary>
        /// Creates a watch dog that writes to console when the process is started or terminated
        /// </summary>
        private static ProcessWatchdog CreateLoggingWatchDog(string processName)
            var watchdog = new ProcessWatchdog(processName);
            watchdog.OnProcessOpened += (pid) => { Console.WriteLine($"{processName} is running with PID {pid}"); };
            watchdog.OnProcessClosed += () => { Console.WriteLine($"{processName} is terminated"); };

            return watchdog;
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Version Downloads Last updated
2.0.0 1,329 2/20/2019
1.1.0 1,099 2/18/2019
1.0.0 1,121 2/15/2019

OnProcessOpened now requires the callback to accept the PID (this breaks compatibility, hence the change in major version)