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I have a function that I want to call on a press of a button that does a while statement and loops endlessly until I hit the button again and it stops. However, I have no idea how to do this..

Basically:

Func Loop()
    While 1
        ; Do things here..
    WEnd
EndFunc

However, I just want that function to be toggled by the same key. So where i.e. I hit F11 and it starts the loop.. and I hit F11 again and it stops the loop.

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This should work.

Global $S = 0

HotKeySet("{F11}", "Loop")

Func Loop()
    If $S = 1 Then 
        $S = 0
    Elseif $S = 0 Then
        $S = 1
    EndIf
    While $S
        Stuff here
    WEnd
EndFunc

Here is a slight modification to that, Warning: Untested

Global $S = False

HotKeySet("{F11}", "Loop")

Func Loop()
    $S = NOT $S ;; $S is now True so the loop will run
        HotKeySet("{F11}", "noLoop")
    While $S
        ;; do Stuff here
    WEnd
        HotKeySet("{F11}", "Loop")
EndFunc

Func noLoop()
    $S = NOT $S ;; $S is False again so the loop in Loop() will terminate
EndFunc

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HotKeySet("{space}", "TogglePause")

Global $Paused = False

Func TogglePause()
$Paused = NOT $Paused
While $Paused
;code here
WEnd
EndFunc

while 1
   Sleep(100)
WEnd

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minipie01,

Welcome to the AutoIt forums.

You do realise that the post above yours dates from over 9 years ago? In future please do not resurrect threads from this far back - the language has changed so much that it is likely that any previously posted code will almost certainly not run in the current version of AutoIt without modification.

M23

 


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