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Consequences of not closing user.dll

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In the _IsPressed Help example, there is a comment about making sure to close user.dll. What are the consequences of not closing it once opened? Also, if you stop a looping script by right-clicking the AutoIt icon, would the dll be automatically closed if it were after the loop?

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As I understand it, user.dll must remain open for Windows to run - so omitting to close it has no unpleasant consequences. I was only recently reminded that the use of the $vdDLL parameter within the _IsPressed command is optional for that very reason. :mellow:

If you run a script via AutoIt.exe (e.g. from SciTE) then there is a pretty good cleanup operation done by the Devs on your behalf - not that you should not clean up after yourself as a matter of course, of course! :(


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Thanks guys. I tend to run my exes from Explorer etc or start them from other applications. I do try to clean up after me, but sometimes, you know how it is.

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