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I found the command to see if another instance of the program is running.

But is there a way to have it close the initial program and take its place?

What I want to do is be able to change that parameters of my program without having two instances.

It is a simple program that only presents as a tray icon.


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I found the command to see if another instance of the program is running.

You mean _Singleton()?

But is there a way to have it close the initial program and take its place?

It is possible, but I don't understand what would be the real benefit? What parameters would you like to change? Normally if I want to send command(s) to another instance I use _Singleton() and WM_COPYDATA (check my signature) OR the other way is record the PID of the first instance in an INI File, then if a second instance is started ProcessClose() the PID from the INI and continue from there.

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Updated: 04/09/2015

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Yes, _Singleton.

Thanks for the info. I'll play around and see what I come up with.


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I think I am pretty close now.

What I can't seem to find is a Function or Macro for the Current PID.

I seems there must be one, but for the life of me I can't find it.


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@AutoItPID


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Updated: 04/09/2015

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Why can I never figure these out without something tripping me up?

This what I came up with:

Func TerminateInstance()
    Local $processes
    Local $Loop
    $processes = ProcessList("DropBeep.exe")
    for $Loop = 1 To $processes[0][0]
        if $processes[$Loop][1] = @AutoItPID Then ContinueLoop
        $po = ProcessClose($processes[$Loop][1])
        MsgBox(0, @error, $po) ;testing
        if @error <> 0 Then MsgBox( 0, "Error", "Process not Terminated")
    Next
EndFunc

It returns success but process is not terminated.

What blatantly obvious thing am I missing this time?


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Looks like the process is being killed but the icon isn't being removed from the tray.

It does vanish if you mouse over it.

I tried TraySetState but that didn't work.

So close.


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