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How do I get the hwnd to use timers if I have no gui?

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I have a small app that has no gui except for a systray icon. The systray icon has a tooltip to show the program rev and 1 menu option to exit.

I'd like to use a timer to time loops instead of Sleep(), but I don't know how to derive the window handle of the tray icon, or if that's possible. Using the handle of the tray icon certainly doesn't work.

Apart from creating an invisible window is there any way to do it? Hmmm... having tried to create an invisible GUI, I find I can't. Any clues on that one?

Thanks.

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4Eyes,

Use the everpresent hidden AutoIt window: :mellow:

WinGetHandle(AutoitWinGetTitle())

M23


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Well Rob, if you use GuiSetState() after GuiCreate() as I did while testing then it is indeed visible. I just did that without thinking, but now I've learned something.

4Eyes

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Melba23,

As per usual, a very helpful reply from you. Thanks.

We've had discussions about the help file before, and having now looked up AutoItWinGetTitle(), I can say I would have been none the wiser about it had I not then looked up the related AutoItWinSetTitle() which states that 'The AutoIt window is usually hidden. The purpose of changing the title is to allow other programs (or other AutoIt scripts) to interact with AutoIt.' That makes sense and again, thanks to you I have learned something.

Regards,

4Eyes

4Eyes,

Use the everpresent hidden AutoIt window: :mellow:

WinGetHandle(AutoitWinGetTitle())

M23

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