Drive Formatter using C#

Posted by Samath
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December 30, 2016

 

This program is used to format a USB Drive or a hard drive.

Code:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using Microsoft.VisualBasic;
using Microsoft.VisualBasic.ApplicationServices;
using System.Linq;
using System.IO;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace Drive_Formatter
{
    public partial class Form1 : Form
    {
        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }
        string request,strName;
        Process MyProcess = new Process();
        private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            DriveInfo SelectedDrive = new DriveInfo(comboBoxDrives.Text);
            if (MessageBox.Show("Do you really want to format?", "Info", MessageBoxButtons.YesNo) == DialogResult.Yes)
            {

                if (SelectedDrive.DriveType == DriveType.Removable)
                {
                    //check if quick format checkbox is checked
                    if (checkBoxQuickformat.Checked == false)
                    {
                        strName = textBoxVolumeLabel.Text.Trim();
                        request = "Format /v:" + strName + " /x /backup " + SelectedDrive.Name.Replace("\\", " ");
                        MyProcess.StartInfo.RedirectStandardOutput = true;
                        MyProcess.StartInfo.RedirectStandardError = true;
                        MyProcess.StartInfo.CreateNoWindow = true;
                        MyProcess.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = false;
                        //this try statement is here to avoid the application to crash,
                        //when the is no enough space, read-only location
                        try
                        {
                            File.WriteAllText("batman.bat", request + Environment.NewLine);
                        }
                        catch (IOException m)
                        {
                            MessageBox.Show(m.Message.ToString());
                            buttonFormat.Enabled = true;
                            return;
                        }
                        MyProcess.StartInfo.FileName = "batman.bat";
                        //START the process
                        MyProcess.Start();
                        timer1.Enabled = true;

                    }
                    else
                    {
                        strName = textBoxVolumeLabel.Text.Trim();
                        //note the below line can also work on Limited/Standard user
                        request = "Format /v:" + strName + " /x /Q /backup " + SelectedDrive.Name.Replace("\\", " ");
                        MyProcess.StartInfo.RedirectStandardOutput = true;
                        MyProcess.StartInfo.RedirectStandardError = true;
                        MyProcess.StartInfo.CreateNoWindow = true;
                        MyProcess.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = false;
                        //this try statement is here to avoid the application to crash,
                        //when the is no enough space, read-only location
                        try
                        {
                            File.WriteAllText("batman.bat", request + Environment.NewLine);
                        }
                        catch (IOException m)
                        {
                            MessageBox.Show(m.Message.ToString());
                            buttonFormat.Enabled = true;
                            return;
                        }
                        MyProcess.StartInfo.FileName = "batman.bat";
                        //START the process
                        MyProcess.Start();
                        timer1.Enabled = true;
                    }
                }
                else if (SelectedDrive.DriveType == DriveType.Fixed)
                {
                    if (checkBoxQuickformat.Checked == false)
                    {
                        MyProcess.StartInfo.RedirectStandardOutput = true;
                        MyProcess.StartInfo.RedirectStandardError = true;
                        MyProcess.StartInfo.CreateNoWindow = true;
                        MyProcess.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = false;
                        try
                        {
                            File.WriteAllText("batman.bat", "Format /x /v:" + textBoxVolumeLabel.Text + " " + comboBoxDrives.SelectedItem.ToString());
                        }
                        catch (IOException m)
                        {
                            MessageBox.Show(m.Message.ToString());
                            buttonFormat.Enabled = true;
                            return;
                        }
                        MyProcess.StartInfo.FileName = "batman.bat";
                        //START the process
                        MyProcess.Start();
                        timer1.Enabled = true;
                    }
                    else
                    {
                        MyProcess.StartInfo.RedirectStandardOutput = true;
                        MyProcess.StartInfo.RedirectStandardError = true;
                        MyProcess.StartInfo.CreateNoWindow = true;
                        MyProcess.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = false;
                        try
                        {
                            File.WriteAllText("batman.bat", "Format /q /x /v:" + textBoxVolumeLabel.Text + " " + comboBoxDrives.SelectedItem.ToString());
                        }
                        catch (IOException m)
                        {
                            MessageBox.Show(m.Message.ToString());
                            buttonFormat.Enabled = true;
                            return;
                        }
                        MyProcess.StartInfo.FileName = "batman.bat";
                        //START the process
                        MyProcess.Start();
                        timer1.Enabled = true;
                    }



                }


            }
            }
          
        
        bool isFormating=false ;
        
        private void timer1_Tick(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            if (labelProgress.Text.Contains("Volume Serial") == false)
            {
                //check if format was aborted
                if (labelProgress.Text.Contains("Format aborted.") == false)
                {
                    labelInfo.Text = "Please wait, there formater is busy...";
                    //get the current progress

                    labelProgress.Text = MyProcess.StandardOutput.ReadLine().ToString();
                    //disable the format button
                    buttonFormat.Enabled = false;
                    isFormating = true;
                }
                else {
                    timer1.Enabled = false;
                    labelInfo.Text = "Format aborted.";
                    MessageBox.Show(labelInfo.Text, "Error");
                    labelProgress.Text = string.Empty;
                    isFormating = false;
                    buttonFormat.Enabled = true;
                }
                if (labelProgress.Text.Contains("Enter current volume label") == true )
                {
                StreamWriter  stremwriter ;
                    stremwriter = MyProcess.StandardInput;
                stremwriter.Write(FixedHardDriveName);
                stremwriter.Close();
            }

               
            }
            else
            {
                timer1.Enabled = false;
                labelInfo.Text = "Done Formating";
                labelProgress.Text = string.Empty;
                MessageBox.Show(labelInfo.Text);
                isFormating = false;
                buttonFormat.Enabled = true;

            }
                 
        }

        private void textBoxVolumeLabel_KeyPress(object sender, KeyPressEventArgs e)
        {
            //allow only alphabets to be entered in the textbox
            if (((e.KeyChar < 'a') || (e.KeyChar > 'z')) && ((e.KeyChar < 'A') || (e.KeyChar > 'Z'  )))
            {
                e.Handled = true;
            }
        }
        Microsoft.VisualBasic.ApplicationServices.User Myuser;
        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            Myuser = new User();
            if (Myuser.IsInRole("Administrators") != true)
            {
                //get all attached removable drives 
                foreach (string AttachedDrive in Environment.GetLogicalDrives())
                {

                    DriveInfo CompDrive = new DriveInfo(AttachedDrive);

                    if ((CompDrive.Name != "A:\\") && (CompDrive.Name != "B:\\"))
                    {
                        //allow only removable and fixed drives to be added in the combobox
                        if ((CompDrive.DriveType == DriveType.Removable) || (CompDrive.DriveType == DriveType.Fixed))
                        {

                            //add drive name into the combobox
                            comboBoxDrives.Items.Add(CompDrive.Name);

                        }
                    }
                }
                //select the first item on the combobox
                comboBoxDrives.SelectedIndex = 0;

            }
            else
            {
            MessageBox.Show("Administrators prevelegies required.");
            this.Close();
            }
        }
        private void Form1_FormClosing(object sender, FormClosingEventArgs e)
        {
            if (isFormating == true)
            {
                e.Cancel = false;
            }
            else
            {
                if (File.Exists("batman.bat") == true)
                {
                    //delete the batman.bat file
                    File.Delete("batman.bat");
                }
            }
            //check if the application is closed by a taskmanager
            if (e.CloseReason == CloseReason.TaskManagerClosing)
            {
                if (File.Exists("batman.bat") == true)
                {
                    //delete the batman.bat file
                    File.Delete("batman.bat");
                }
            }
        }

        private void buttonClose_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            if (isFormating == false)
            {
                if (File.Exists("batman.bat") == true)
                {
                    //delete the batman.bat file
                    File.Delete("batman.bat");
                    this.Close();
                }
            }
                       
            
        }
        string FixedHardDriveName;
        private void comboBoxDrives_SelectedValueChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
              DriveInfo  SelectedDrive = new DriveInfo(comboBoxDrives.Text);
        if (SelectedDrive.IsReady == true )
        {
            if (SelectedDrive.VolumeLabel == String.Empty )
            {
                textBoxVolumeLabel.Text = "Removable Disc";
                FixedHardDriveName = SelectedDrive.VolumeLabel;}
            else{
                FixedHardDriveName = SelectedDrive.VolumeLabel;
                textBoxVolumeLabel.Text = SelectedDrive.VolumeLabel;
            }

        }

        }
    }
}