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Are there any Functions that Delay or Pause other than the Sleep() Function? The Sleep() Function pauses the entire script for that duration. I am looking for a way to put a pause in one section of my code that will continue to allow the rest of the program to execute during that pause. For example if Loop1 and Loop2 were being executed at the same time, how could I put a pause in Loop1 that will allow Loop2 to continue execution without being paused at the same time?

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This is what I use to delay executing the code inside the If....EndIf. The way this is written, the part marked as <your code goes here> only gets executed every 1 second. If the $DelayTime hasn't gotten to the right point yet, then it just returns from the function.

$Timer = TimerInit()
Func SomeFunction
    $Delay = TimerDiff($Timer)
    $DelayTime = (1000)
    If $Delay > $DelayTime Then
        <your code goes here>
        $Timer = TimerInit()
    EndIf
EndFunc

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Loop1 and Loop2 were being executed at the same time

I'm really curious how do you manage to execute two loops at the same time? Are you using AdLib? I'm pretty sure multi-threading is not possible in AutoIt so you can't possibly have 2 loops executing at the same time.

Maybe a bit of code would help understand what you really want.

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Thanks I am going to play with using the general idea in a while loop. What I am trying to do is make a basic timer. What I tried first was basically

$Timer1 = 1

Sleep (5000)

$Timer1 = 0

then in another function I was trying to do

If $Timer1 = 1 Then

; do one thing

ElseIf

; do another

The goal was to flag whether an action had been performed within the last 5 seconds or not. Of course the Sleep() function paused the entire program rather than just waiting before proceeding to the next line

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I'm really curious how do you manage to execute two loops at the same time? Are you using AdLib? I'm pretty sure multi-threading is not possible in AutoIt so you can't possibly have 2 loops executing at the same time.

Maybe a bit of code would help understand what you really want.

The functions were initialized with HotKeySet(). if 2 functions are ran from different hotkeys they seem to play without interrupting each other.

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The functions were initialized with HotKeySet(). if 2 functions are ran from different hotkeys they seem to play without interrupting each other.

I could have been totally wrong about that but that is how it appeared to me. I am not totally sure that it is actually working that way I think the other functions I was using with other hotkeys may have just been so short that I didn't notice it pause to run them before continuing the function that was running when I pressed the second hotkey. I don't believe it is possible to have 2 functions execute simultaneously I think it just pauses the first and resumes when the 2nd hotkey's function is finished

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BrewManNH I just wanted to say thank you. I got my stuff working that I was trying to do. You gave me some ideas on how to do it without needing a 2nd function. I appreciate the tip it was quite helpful.

This is what I use to delay executing the code inside the If....EndIf. The way this is written, the part marked as <your code goes here> only gets executed every 1 second. If the $DelayTime hasn't gotten to the right point yet, then it just returns from the function.

$Timer = TimerInit()
Func SomeFunction
    $Delay = TimerDiff($Timer)
    $DelayTime = (1000)
    If $Delay > $DelayTime Then
        <your code goes here>
        $Timer = TimerInit()
    EndIf
EndFunc

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