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I have been working on my first AutoIt application, it is a background process that watches for changes to a file, if it detects a change it informs the user, parses the data, and outputs the data as keystrokes to a specific application. This seems to be working ok, the bit i am struggling with is how to quit the application.

It has no GUI and should run in the background/system tray at all times, however i may need to manually quit it on occasion. I have tried the right-click exit on the icon in the dock but that doesn't work.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated, i have posted the script below.



#Region ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****
#AutoIt3Wrapper_outfile=Builds\Barcode Watcher Beta 1.exe
#EndRegion ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****
#include <array.au3>
#include <file.au3>

;Setup the Variables
Global $sFile = "C:\Barcode_Data\Data1.txt"
Global $aLineArray[1], $aSecond[1], $aThird[1], $aThirdstripped[1], $aSplit[1], $aBarcode, $aQuantity, $ProcessName = "hirepnt.exe", $nFirstlook

;Setup WMI Event for File Watching
$nFirstlook = 1
$file = "C:\Barcode_Data\Data2.txt"
$sComputer = @ComputerName
$oWMIService = ObjGet("winmgmts:" _
         & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & $sComputer & "\root\cimv2")
$colMonitoredEvents = $oWMIService.ExecNotificationQuery _
        ("SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 10 WHERE " _
         & "TargetInstance ISA 'CIM_DataFile' AND " _
         & "TargetInstance.Name='" & StringReplace($file, '\', '\\') & "'")
;Start watching the files
While 1
    ; Reset timer to zero
    $time = TimerInit()
    ; Monitor file for event
    $oLatestEvent = $colMonitoredEvents.NextEvent
        ; Output if event older then 5 minutes
        If TimerDiff($time) > (3000) Then
        ;   If this is the first loop then ignore the file change
            If $nFirstlook = 1 Then
            $nFirstlook = 0
            ;Otherwise continue with the script
            ;Ask if we would like to read the barcode data and continue
                If MsgBox(4096+4, "Barcodes Detected", "Would you like to input Barcode Data?", 10) = 6 Then
                    ;Check to see if the process we are targetting is running
                        If ProcessExists($ProcessName) Then
                            ;Read the File into an array
                            _FileReadToArray($sFile, $aLineArray)
                                If @error = 0 Then
                                    ;_ArrayDisplay($aLineArray, "Debug: Read File To Array")
                                    MsgBox(16, "Error", "Error reading file: " & $sFile)
                        ; Set array sizes to match data
                        ReDim $aSecond[$aLineArray[0] + 1] ; Make array size match
                        $aSecond[0] = $aLineArray[0]
                        ReDim $aThird[$aLineArray[0] + 1] ; Make array size match
                        $aThird[0] = $aLineArray[0]
                        ReDim $aThirdstripped[$aLineArray[0] + 1] ; Make array size match
                        $aThirdstripped[0] = $aLineArray[0]

                        For $n = 1 To $aLineArray[0]
                            ;Split each line of the file into an array
                            $aSplit = StringSplit($aLineArray[$n], ",")

                            ;Put parts in arrays
                            If IsArray($aSplit) And $aSplit[0] >= 2 Then
                                $aSecond[$n] = $aSplit[1]
                                    if $aSplit[2] = "  " then
                                        $aThird[$n] = "1 "
                                        $aThird[$n] = $aSplit[2]

                        ;Remove trailing spaces on numbers
                        For $n4 = 1 to $aThird[0]
                            $aThirdstripped[$n4] = StringStripWS ($aThird[$n4], 2); strip trailing whitespace

                        ;Display the arrays for debugging purposes
                        ;_ArrayDisplay($aSecond, "Debug: $aSecond")
                        ;_ArrayDisplay($aThirdstripped, "Debug: $aThird")

                        ;Check to see if Rentalpoint is active, if not make it so
                        If Not WinActive("Check out","") Then WinActivate("Check out","")
                        ;If Not WinActive("Untitled","") Then WinActivate("Untitled","")

                        ;Print the Barcodes out the quaitity of times indicated in the quanity array
                        For $n2 = 1 To $aLineArray[0]
                            $aBarcode = $aSecond[$n2]
                            $aQuantity = $aThirdstripped[$n2]
                            $n3 = 0
                            While $n3 < $aThirdstripped[$n2]
                                $n3 += 1
                                Send ($aBarcode)
                                sleep (100)
                        MsgBox(0,"All Done","Data Input Complete")
                        MsgBox(0,"Not Running",$ProcessName & " is not running.")

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You could set an hotkey not used by any other application to exit. See the example in "HotKeySet". The ESC key terminates the program.

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