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xmanfit0

Hello, I've been stuck on a problem recently.

I want to automate a series of programs that will do maintenance on my computer (clean, then defragment, etc.)

I need some way of checking if one program is done, so that it may move on to the next.

The defragmenting tool I am using is Defraggler. One way that I imagine will work is that, when Defraggler is done defragmenting, my script will know because a button appears in Defraggler that says "View Files...". I want it to then close so that another program can be then used. Au3Info gives me the Class and ID and whatnot of this button, but I don't know how to implement this info.

TL; DR- How do I check to see if this control exists? What other ways can I achieve this effect?

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Melba23

xmanfit0,

I would do it like this. This code looks for the "Open this script" button in the AutoIt help GUI so you can check it - you would obviously have to change the parameters to match the button you are looking for: :graduated:

While 1
    If ControlCommand("AutoIt Help", "Open this Script", "[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:1]", "IsEnabled", "") Then ExitLoop
    Sleep(10) ; Important or you eat all the CPU which will not help the defrag!
WEnd

All clear? :(

M23


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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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xmanfit0

xmanfit0,

I would do it like this. This code looks for the "Open this script" button in the AutoIt help GUI so you can check it - you would obviously have to change the parameters to match the button you are looking for: :graduated:

While 1
    If ControlCommand("AutoIt Help", "Open this Script", "[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:1]", "IsEnabled", "") Then ExitLoop
    Sleep(10) ; Important or you eat all the CPU which will not help the defrag!
WEnd

All clear? :(

M23

Awesome! Thank you very much, this worked perfectly.

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Melba23

xmanfit0,

My pleasure. :graduated:

M23


Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

Open spoiler to see my UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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