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How to look for other events when you are in a loop ?

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Ok, so this is the thing first I declare a variable and set it to false

$var = False

then after some code I create a GUI and a button, on clicking which, the $var will toggle.

$gui = GUICreate("whatever",coordinates go here)
$button = GUICtrlCreateButton("Toggle",coordinates here)
$slider = GUICtrlCreateSlider(whatever coordinates)
GUICtrlSetLimit(-1,200,1)

Now, I loop in a while loop to check if the button is clicked and depending on state of $var (which will be toggled by our button) it updates a slider.

while 1
 $nMsg = GUIgetmsg()
    If $nMsg = $button Then 
    $var = NOT $var
    EndIf

    ;Now here I update a slider depending the status of $var
    If $var Then
    Dim $temp = 0
    ;here the problematic issue starts 
    while 1
    $temp +=1
    GUICtrlsetdata($slider, $temp)
    sleep(1000)
    Wend
    
    else 
    GUICtrlsetdata($slider, 200)
    $temp = 200
    while 1
    $temp -=1
    GUICtrlsetdata($slider, $temp)
    sleep(1000)
    Wend
    EndIf
Wend

So, this is the problem, when at first the $var is False the if condition will be executed and the slider will update every second, but even if I click on button the else condition won't execute, and the reason is quite logical that its polling through the loop that's why no other action is taken into account that is outside of loop. Atleast this is what I think! :mellow:

So, How should I look if button is clicked or not when I am polling in a loop?

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

This will help, however, you will not be able to pole the button until the loop is complete

$Action = False


While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    If $nMsg = $button Then
        $var = Not $var
        $Action = True
    EndIf

    ;Now here I update a slider depending the status of $var
    If $Action Then
        If $var Then
            For $temp = 0 To 200
                GUICtrlSetData($slider, $temp)
                Sleep(1000)
            Next

        Else
            GUICtrlSetData($slider, 200)
            For $temp = 0 To 200
                GUICtrlSetData($slider, $temp)
                Sleep(1000)
            Next
        EndIf
        $Action = False
    EndIf
WEnd

If you use "On-Event" mode, the button action will be received

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Edited by Valuater

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If you use "On-Event" mode, the button action will be received

Thanks for that, I'll try it and see if it gets me what I want !

But is there anything related to threading that is supported by autoit, because if it so I can start two threads one for main while loop and other to update the slider, and they can work consistently. Is there a way I can implement it?

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