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Control Parental [Decide when computer must be closed] C


In this example. I'll be showing you how to access a JSON file from a website and parse it into an array. After that will check if the computer must be closed or not.


using Microsoft.Win32;
using Newtonsoft.Json.Linq;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.IO;
using System.Linq;
using System.Net;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading;
using System.Threading.Tasks;

namespace ControlParental
    class Program
        private static bool isclosing = false;
        static void Main(string[] args)
            System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("shutdown", "/a");
            SetConsoleCtrlHandler(new HandlerRoutine(ConsoleCtrlCheck), true);
            string oldDay = "";
            int timeout = 10000;
            while (true)
                String day = DateTime.Today.DayOfWeek.ToString();
                    JArray o = parseJSON();
                    int morning = 0;
                    int night = 0;

                    switch (day)
                        case "Sunday":
                            morning = Int32.Parse(o[0][0].ToString());
                            night = Int32.Parse(o[0][1].ToString());
                        case "Monday":
                            morning = Int32.Parse(o[1][0].ToString());
                            night = Int32.Parse(o[1][1].ToString());
                        case "Tuesday":
                            morning = Int32.Parse(o[2][0].ToString());
                            night = Int32.Parse(o[2][1].ToString());
                        case "Wednesday":
                            morning = Int32.Parse(o[3][0].ToString());
                            night = Int32.Parse(o[3][1].ToString());
                        case "Thursday":
                            morning = Int32.Parse(o[4][0].ToString());
                            night = Int32.Parse(o[4][1].ToString());
                        case "Friday":
                            morning = Int32.Parse(o[5][0].ToString());
                            night = Int32.Parse(o[5][1].ToString());
                        case "Saturday":
                            morning = Int32.Parse(o[6][0].ToString());
                            night = Int32.Parse(o[6][1].ToString());

                    DateTime dtMorning = new DateTime(DateTime.Now.Year, DateTime.Now.Month, DateTime.Now.Day, morning, 0, 0);
                    DateTime dtNight = new DateTime(DateTime.Now.Year, DateTime.Now.Month, DateTime.Now.Day, night, 0, 0);

                    //Day is different           
                    if (day.CompareTo(oldDay) == 1)
                        Console.WriteLine("Today, your computer will stay open between: " + morning + " and " + night + ".");
                        oldDay = day;

                    if (DateTime.Now < dtMorning || DateTime.Now > dtNight)
                        Console.WriteLine("Must close computer.");
                    //Console.WriteLine("Request Completed!");
                catch (Exception ex)
                    Console.WriteLine("We can't reach the server... We will try again in 10 seconds...");

        static private JArray parseJSON()
            //Console.WriteLine("Sending Request...");
            string json = get_web_content("");
            String day = DateTime.Today.DayOfWeek.ToString();

            JArray a = JArray.Parse(json);

            return a;

        static private string get_web_content(string url)
            Uri uri = new Uri(url);
            HttpWebRequest request = (HttpWebRequest)HttpWebRequest.Create(uri);
            request.Method = WebRequestMethods.Http.Get;
            HttpWebResponse response = (HttpWebResponse)request.GetResponse();
            StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(response.GetResponseStream());
            string output = reader.ReadToEnd();

            return output;

        private static void closeComputer()
            Console.WriteLine("Must close computer.");
            System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("shutdown", "/s /t 30");

        private static bool ConsoleCtrlCheck(CtrlTypes ctrlType)
            // Put your own handler here
            switch (ctrlType)
                case CtrlTypes.CTRL_C_EVENT:                
                    Console.WriteLine("CTRL+C received!");

                case CtrlTypes.CTRL_BREAK_EVENT:
                    Console.WriteLine("CTRL+BREAK received!");

                case CtrlTypes.CTRL_CLOSE_EVENT:
                    Console.WriteLine("Program being closed!");

                case CtrlTypes.CTRL_LOGOFF_EVENT:
                case CtrlTypes.CTRL_SHUTDOWN_EVENT:
                    Console.WriteLine("User is logging off!");

            return true;

        #region unmanaged
        // Declare the SetConsoleCtrlHandler function
        // as external and receiving a delegate.

        public static extern bool SetConsoleCtrlHandler(HandlerRoutine Handler, bool Add);

        // A delegate type to be used as the handler routine
        // for SetConsoleCtrlHandler.
        public delegate bool HandlerRoutine(CtrlTypes CtrlType);

        // An enumerated type for the control messages
        // sent to the handler routine.
        public enum CtrlTypes
            CTRL_C_EVENT = 0,
            CTRL_LOGOFF_EVENT = 5,


        public static void AddApplicationToStartup()
            RegistryKey rk = Registry.CurrentUser.OpenSubKey("SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Run", true);
            rk.SetValue("ControlParental", "C:\\ControlParental.exe");

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My name is Jean-Mathieu

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jean8mathieuCreated on 12/13/15 and updated on 12/13/15


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