The easiest way to shutdown, restart, or hibernate a computer programmatically using C# is to use the shutdown command-line tool that comes with Windows. This tool has a lot of options, For example:
- /l log off of the user
- /s shuts down the computer
- /r restarts the computer, and
- /h hibernates the computer.
To get the full list of available options, type help shutdown in the Command Prompt.
To execute shutdown from C# use the follow statement:
//the first parameter is the command, and the second is its arguments