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CircusMusic

I have a script that polls a PHP script and depending on what the PHP sends back it pops up a MsgBox asking a question.

My problem is that it only seems to run the main while loop when the mouse is hovering over the tray icon.

As soon as I move the mouse over the tray icon checkForQuestion() runs and then I get the popup (if conditions are met). Since this is for a confirmation I need checkForQuestion() to be run on a regular basis without intervention from the user.

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include "WinHTTP.au3"  ; From http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=84133
Opt("TrayMenuMode",1)   ; Default tray menu items (Script Paused/Exit) will not be shown.
Opt("TrayAutoPause",0)


$turnon  = TrayCreateItem("Turn On")
TrayCreateItem("")
$turnoff  = TrayCreateItem("Turn Off")
TrayCreateItem("")
$exititem   = TrayCreateItem("Exit")

TraySetState()

While 1
    $msg = TrayGetMsg()
    Select
        Case $msg = 0
            ContinueLoop
        Case $msg = $turnon
            turnon()
        Case $msg = $turnoff
            turnoff()
        Case $msg = $exititem
            ExitLoop
    EndSelect
    checkForQuestion()
WEnd

Exit

Func turnon ()
    $LocalIP = "192.168.1.205"
    $hw_open = _WinHttpOpen()
    $hw_connect = _WinHttpConnect($hw_open, $LocalIP)
    $h_openRequest = _WinHttpOpenRequest($hw_connect, "POST", "lightboard/connector.php")
    $data = "name=Desktop&password=password&action=on"
    _WinHttpSendRequest($h_openRequest,"Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded" & @CRLF, $WINHTTP_NO_REQUEST_DATA, StringLen($data), 0)
    _WinHttpWriteData($h_openRequest, $data)
    _WinHttpReceiveResponse($h_openRequest)
    _WinHttpCloseHandle($h_openRequest)
    _WinHttpCloseHandle($hw_connect)
    _WinHttpCloseHandle($hw_open)
EndFunc
Func turnoff ()
    $LocalIP = "192.168.1.205"
    $hw_open = _WinHttpOpen()
    $hw_connect = _WinHttpConnect($hw_open, $LocalIP)
    $h_openRequest = _WinHttpOpenRequest($hw_connect, "POST", "lightboard/connector.php")
    $data = "name=Desktop&password=password&action=off"
    _WinHttpSendRequest($h_openRequest,"Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded" & @CRLF, $WINHTTP_NO_REQUEST_DATA, StringLen($data), 0)
    _WinHttpWriteData($h_openRequest, $data)
    _WinHttpReceiveResponse($h_openRequest)
    _WinHttpCloseHandle($h_openRequest)
    _WinHttpCloseHandle($hw_connect)
    _WinHttpCloseHandle($hw_open)
EndFunc

Func checkForQuestion()
    #include "WinHTTP.au3"
    $hOpen = _WinHttpOpen()
    $hConnect = _WinHttpConnect($hOpen, "192.168.1.205")
    $hRequest = _WinHttpOpenRequest($hConnect, "GET", "lightboard/connector.php?name=Desktop")
    _WinHttpSendRequest($hRequest)
    _WinHttpReceiveResponse($hRequest)
    If _WinHttpQueryDataAvailable($hRequest) Then
        ;$header = _WinHttpQueryHeaders($hRequest)
        $body = _WinHttpReadData($hRequest)
        If ($body == "Need Confirmation") Then
            $confirmIt = MsgBox(36, "Dispatch Needs Confirmation", "Do you need a pickup?")
            If ($confirmIt == 6) Then
                turnon()
            ElseIf ($confirmIt == 7) Then
                turnoff()
            EndIf
        EndIf
    EndIf
    _WinHttpCloseHandle($hRequest)
    _WinHttpCloseHandle($hConnect)
    _WinHttpCloseHandle($hOpen) 
EndFunc

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marc0v

In your script 'ContinueLoop' goes back to the 'While 1' statement if no tray message is received ($msg = 0),

and checkForQuestion() is therefore not executed if no tray message is received

(there are some MOUSEOVER/MOUSECLICK messages, with negative values, that triggers your checkForQuestion())

ContinueLoop means in fact Go_To_Loop_Testing_Line (The 'While 1' line)

main loop should be (with a sleep, possibly, to reduce CPU/Network usage) :

While 1
    $msg = TrayGetMsg()
    Select
        Case $msg = $turnon
            turnon()
        Case $msg = $turnoff
            turnoff()
        Case $msg = $exititem
            ExitLoop
    EndSelect
    Sleep(250)
    checkForQuestion()
WEnd

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CircusMusic

Thanks for the info!

It's good to know that is what's going on when it hits the ContinueLoop

Thanks for the tip on adding a sleep... I was going to add one but had waited till I got it working correctly =)

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GEOSoft

You don't need the sleep in message loops.

To quote the help file

Remarks

This function automatically idles the CPU when required so that it can be safely used in tight loops without hogging all the CPU.

There is already a delay to idle the CPU.


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