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How do u make a timer so it will do one thing every say 1min then do it again in a 1min time and so on. how is that done in autoit

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Take a look at TimerInit() and TimerDiff().

Here is an example:

$begin = TimerInit()
sleep(3000)
$dif = TimerDiff($begin)
MsgBox(0,"Time difference is",$dif)

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Take a look at TimerInit() and TimerDiff().

Here is an example:

$begin = TimerInit()
sleep(3000)
$dif = TimerDiff($begin)
MsgBox(0,"Time difference is",$dif)

i want it to for example type the same thing in on notepad every 5second how can i do that?

is that what TimerInit() and TimerDiff() does?

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TimerInit() and TimerDiff() together works like a stop watch. TimerInit() starts the timer, TimerDiff() gives you the amount of time that has passed since TimerInit() was called.

For your project, a simple Sleep(5000) will work. (Sleep is in miliseconds)

So,

While 1
;do your thing
Sleep(5000);5 seconds
Wend

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thanks is it worked how i wanted. just a question is there a way of stoping or pausing the script the script by pressing a key on the key board eg. Ctrl + 1 or something.

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Check out HotKeySet() in the helpfile, there is an example there of how to create a pause key for your script.


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Try this:

; Set Paused to false
Global $Paused = False

; Set the Pause hotkey to Ctrl + 1
HotKeySet("^1", "TogglePause")

; Start the timer
Global $TimeStart = TimerInit()

; Run forever
While 1
    If $Paused Then
        Do
        Until $Paused = False
    EndIf
    
    ; Check how long has passed
    $TimeElapsed = TimerDiff($TimeStart)
    
    ; Check if the time elapsed is longer than a minute (60000 milliseconds)
    If $TimeElapsed >= 60000 Then 
        
        ; Tell the user a minute has passed
        MsgBox(0, "", "A minute has passed")
        
        ; Reset the timer
        $TimeStart = TimerInit()
    EndIf
    
WEnd


Func TogglePause()
    If $Paused = False Then
        $Paused = True
        MsgBox(0, "", "Paused")
    Else
        $Paused = False
        MsgBox(0, "", "UnPaused")
        
        ; Reset the timer to stop it from triggering immediately after coming out of pause
        $TimeStart = TimerInit()
    EndIf
EndFunc

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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

TimerInit() and TimerDiff() together works like a stop watch. TimerInit() starts the timer, TimerDiff() gives you the amount of time that has passed since TimerInit() was called.

Don't really like this explanation as it suggest something thats not corrects.

- There is just one general cpu-timer running on your computer, and its running all the time. (Actually ... some cpu's don't have one but thats a different matter. + Ignoring potential multi core exception.)

- TimerInit() just picks up (and returns) the current time value of that cpu-timer at the moment TimerInit() is used.

- TimerDiff() will also pick up the current cpu-time value, and compare that new value to the other one that you put into TimerDiff(<OtherOlderCpuTimeValue>)). And returns the difference between those two values ... in Milliseconds. (1/1000sec)

Thats all.

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Sample Timer Code

;4.25

local $dif1 ="00"

local $dif2 ="00"

local $dif3 ="00"

While 1

$begin = TimerInit()

sleep(1000)

$dif = (Round(TimerDiff($begin)/1000))

$dif1 = $dif1+$dif

if $dif1 = 60 Then

$dif1 = 0

$dif2=$dif2+1

if $dif2<10 Then

$dif2 = "0"&$dif2

Endif

if $dif2 = 60 Then

$dif1 = 0

$dif2 = 0

$dif3=$dif3+1

if $dif3<10 Then

$dif3 = "0"&$dif3

Endif

EndIf

EndIf

If $dif1 < 10 Then

$dif1 = "0"&$dif1

;MsgBox(4096,"",$dif1)

ConsoleWrite("*"&$dif3&"."&$dif2&"."&$dif1&@CRLF)

Else

ConsoleWrite("*"&$dif3&"."&$dif2&"."&$dif1&@CRLF)

EndIf

Wend

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Right ... stick to newer topic's if you don't want others to spot that you are just upping your post count.

... And learn how to use the available forum features, like, well, code tags perhaps.


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