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Using timers with no gui

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This is a related post to one I made in the GUI section of the forum, but is more focused on timers rather than GUI so hope this is ok.

I want to use a timer in a prog that has no GUI apart from a systray icon. Do I need to find the window handle of that to use a timer, if so how do I do that?

The code below just uses 0 for the first parameter of the call to _Timer_SetTimer() and it works. Is that an acceptable technique?



#include <Timers.au3>

Global $SecondCounter


$SecondCounter = 0

$MyTimerID = _Timer_SetTimer(0, 1000, "CountSeconds")                               ; create timer, looks like it doesn't need a 'real' $hWnd

If $MyTimerID = 0 Then
    MsgBox(0, "Debug", "Failed to create timer")
    ConsoleWrite("$MyTimerID = " & $MyTimerID & @CRLF) 




; This is the callback func for the timer

Func CountSeconds($hWnd, $Msg, $iIDTimer, $dwTime)
    #forceref $hWnd, $Msg, $iIDTimer, $dwTime
    $SecondCounter += 1

    ConsoleWrite("$SecondCounter = " & $SecondCounter & @CRLF)
EndFunc     ; End of Func CountSeconds()


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Go look in the other thread. :(


P.S. That is as close to double posting as you can get without actually doing it. Please limit yourself to just the one next time. :mellow:

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