Function Reference


Pauses script execution until a given process does not exist.

ProcessWaitClose ( "process" [, timeout = 0] )


process The name or PID of the process to check.
timeout [optional] Specifies how long to wait (in seconds). Default is to wait indefinitely.

Return Value

Success: 1 and sets @extended to the exit code of the process (see remarks).
Failure: 0 if the wait timed out.


Process names are executables without the full path, e.g., "notepad.exe" or "winword.exe"

PID is the unique number which identifies a Process. A PID can be obtained through the ProcessExists() or Run() commands.

The process is polled approximately every 250 milliseconds.

If the process has already exited the return value is 1 and the @extended is set to 0xCCCCCCCC.


ProcessClose, ProcessExists, ProcessList, ProcessWait, RunAsWait, RunWait, WinGetProcess, WinWaitClose


; Wait until no instance of Notepad exists.

; Wait until this particular instance of Notepad is closed by the user.
Local $iPID = Run("notepad.exe")