Power off the system when an event occurs


1.0 Introduction

ShutDownGUI is a graphical utility to power off the system when an event occurs. The most common scenario is a long calculation (e.g. a NAMD molecular dynamics) whose end is unknown and you want to shutdown your PC when it’s finished. There are three operating modes:

You can abort the shutdown procedure in any time by clicking Abort button or by closing the program window.


2.0 System requirements

To run ShutDownGUI, you need a PC with Windows XP/Vista/7 x86 or x64 operating system.


3.0 Installation

No installation is required.


4.0 Usage

You can configure ShutDownGUI by command line options or by its graphic interface.


4.1 Configuring by command line

You can use some command line options to set and customize ShutDownGUI:

Option Argument Description
/BUTTON Text Text of abort button.
/CONFIG - Show the configuration dialog window.
/DATE d/m/yyyy Shutdown date for timer mode. This option can be used with /TIME.
/DELAY h:m:s Delay before the shutdown for countdown mode.
/DELAYS sec Same of above, but the delay is in seconds.
/HELP - Show the command line options.
/LABEL   Shutdown message.
/PID Number ID of the process to wait. You can specify more than one ID.
/TIME h:m:s Shutdown time for timer mode. This option can be used with /DATE.
/TITLE Text Window title.

*All options are case-insensitive.


4.2 Configuring by graphic interface

To show the configuration window, you must use /CONFIG option to run ShutDownGUI.

ShutDownGUI graphic configuration

In this self-explaining dialog, you can set the operating mode (Mode box), delay, date, time and process IDs as explained above.


5.0 History


6.0 Copyright and disclaimers

All trademarks and software directly or indirectly referred in this document, are copyrighted from legal owners. ShutDownGUI is a freeware program and can be spread through Internet, BBS, CD-ROM and other electronic formats. The Author of this program accepts no responsibility for hardware/software damages resulting from the use of this package. No warranty is made about the software or its performance. Use and copying of this software and the preparation of derivative works based on this software are permitted, so long as the following conditions are met:



is a software developed in 2012-2017
by Alessandro Pedretti
All rights reserved.

Alessandro Pedretti
Dipartimento di Scienze Farmaceutiche
Università degli Studi di Milano
Via Mangiagalli, 25
I-20133 Milano - Italy
Tel. +39 02 503 19332
Fax. +39 02 503 19359