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Akshay07

Killing several windows that start with the same title - what am I doing wrong?

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Akshay07

Hi all,

I want to execute a script which will check if there are any existing windows starting with the title "Stopwatch".

When I try to test it, I have several windows opened with titles

"Stopwatch - #1"

"Stopwatch - #2"

"Stopwatch - #3"

and so on.

When I run it, only one window is killed and the script never reaches the "Exit" statement. I can't see what is wrong!

I did not try WinClose, because if one of the window can be killed with WinKill, then all of them should be able to be closed in this way.

Here is the script:

While WinExists ( "Stopwatch" ) 
    WinKill ( "Stopwatch" ) 
    Sleep (200)
WEnd

Exit

EDIT: Seems it works better if I use WinActivate first (the Help did mot mention that). BUT after all windows have been closed, I still do not reach the Exit statement and the script acts like if it does a WinActivate event though no more Stopwatch windows exist (I am loosing focus on the main window again and again and again (looks like it does not exit the While-wEnd loop).

Edited by Akshay07

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Akshay07

Thank you for your answer, I will look into this.

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Minikori

The reason your script doesn't end after all the windows are closed is because it's a While loop. It won't end until you tell it to. Look into Do...Until (If I get your question).


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PsaltyDS

The reason your script doesn't end after all the windows are closed is because it's a While loop. It won't end until you tell it to. Look into Do...Until (If I get your question).

The While condition is False when no window with a matching name exists any more, and that exits the While loop, so it should work if WinKill() succeeds in killing the last one.

@Akshay07: There could be an unintended match to a window you can't kill, or perhaps a service is restarting it. Check it out with WinList() after you think they are all gone to see.

:)


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