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Click button to start script, click same button to stop

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How would I go about making this script stop by clicking the same button that activated it?

I figured i needed multithreading, so Iv been trying to use this here:

But I'm not getting too far.


I guess I don't understand how to use the multithreading maybe, or maybe I'm just doing it wrong.

Can someone please help me out?


Edited by houseonfire

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You don't need or want multi-threading.

There are lots of ways to do this, some are explained in the Interrupting a running function-tutorial in the wiki, so I suggest you start there.

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Another way to do this is like this, although I'd suggest going thru that tutorial as well.

#include <GuiConstantsEx.au3>

Opt("MustDeclareVars", 1)

Local $GUI, $Button

$GUI = GUICreate("one button - two things")
$Button = GUICtrlCreateButton(" Start ", -1, -1)


While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        Case $Button

Func DoSomething()
    If ControlGetText("one button - two things", "", $Button) = " Start " Then
        ControlSetText("one button - two things", "", $Button, " Stop ")
        MsgBox(0, "", "The script has started doing something")
        ControlSetText("one button - two things", "", $Button, " Start ")
        MsgBox(0, "", "The script has stopped doing something")

- Bruce /*somdcomputerguy */  If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

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