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The App Information Action allows querying detailed information on programs that are running on your Windows machine. Runtime properties such as memory usage, CPU time and pinning can be retrieved.

ProcessSelect a process or app to retrieve its information:
  • Simple · choose a name from the list.
  • Dynamic · provide a name of executable (with an optional path). Utilize the Variable Wizard to incorporate input from variables.
  • Process ID · use a process identifier (usually using the Variable Wizard PID value that is returned by other Actions or Triggers).
App infoShows the current status of a process or application, for example:
  • The application "Settings" is currently running.
  • The process "Lighting" recently was closed.

The tooltip displays extended process information in real-time.
Start menuStart menu buttonChoose an App using the virtual Windows Start menu. All the necessary app parameters will be prefiled automatically.
BrowseBrowse buttonUse Browse to select a particular file or folder on local disk, network share on LAN (local area network), etc.
Variable WizardVariable Wizard buttonUse dynamic data input—substitute a parameter from a file, web, connected Trigger, other Actions, date and time presets, etc.


  • App Information integration and auditing—Variables (dynamic data) and Events (recorded activity). Access the variables containing detailed information about the selected program, including PID, memory information, app running time, CPU time, assigned CPUs/NUMAs, among others. Events related to the successful or failed retrieval of app information are also recorded.

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Automation Workshop offers a comprehensive set of Actions to monitor, control, and modify Windows application states and properties. These tools allow you to automatically start processes, manage running applications, and terminate them as needed.


  • Information on the specified app or background process is retrieved when a process identifier (PID) is provided as the input value.
  • Information on the first matching application instance is returned in situations when multiple instances of the same app are running and a program name is specified as the input.
  • To retrieve information on all running instances of the same program, use the List App Action to create an app list, and then iterate over the list using the For Each Action.

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