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Hi All,

I am trying to detect program/process end to key another program/process/action of some kind.

Consider this rudimentary code:

HotKeySet("{ESC}", "fini")
local $ie_exists = false
while 1
if processexists("iexplore.exe") then $ie_exists = True
if not processexists("iexplore.exe") and $ie_exists then
  $ie_exists = False
  shellexecute("c:\program files\ccleaner\ccleaner.exe ","/auto")
EndIf
sleep(100)
wend
func fini()
Exit
endfunc

This only handles one instance of the program and it is possible to miss the program within the sleep wait.

This is the genesis of an idea that I have for writing a system monitor (sort of like the WIN SCHD facility with expanded functionality). I would like to key events by time, duration, interval, program start and program stop. The kinds of events that I would like to key are start/stop a program, sound an audible alarm/text, enforce a whitelist/blacklist.

Incidentally, I have searched for things like "system monitor", "program start", "program stop", etc without success.

Thanks,

Kylomas


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whats wrong with this?

While 1
    If Not ProcessExists($process) Then
        function()
    EndIf
    Sleep(10)
WEnd

and if for your blacklist im pretty sure you could do this

Dim $process[3] = ["process1", "process2", "process3"]

While 1
    For $i = 0 To UBound($process) - 1
        If ProcessExists($process[$i]) Then
            ProcessClose($process[$i])
            ConsoleWrite($i & @CRLF)
        EndIf
    Next
    Sleep(10)
WEnd

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pieeater,

Thanks for your prompt reply...I see that my description was vague.

In the case of my example code I only want to fire an action (run CCLEANER) when the internet explorer has been used.

Following your code I would continuously fire this event, regardless of an instance of IE.

However, the technique in my example code seems clumsy and data dependent...any and all ideas are good to spur further thought,

Thanks,

Kylomas


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then this should work to execute only once every time the process is opened:

HotKeySet("{ESC}", "fini")

While 1
    If ProcessExists("iexplore.exe") Then
        $exist = True
    Else
        $exist = False
        $repeat = True
    EndIf
    If $exist And $repeat Then
        $repeat = False
        ShellExecute("c:\program files\ccleaner\ccleaner.exe ","/auto")
    EndIf
    Sleep(10)
WEnd

Func fini()
    Exit
EndFunc

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

pieeater,

Thanks again for your prompt reply.

Logically that is pretty much what I am doing. My issue is with multiple instances of a program and that the code is data dependent (specific data hardcoded in the program). I want to externalize the data (am working on a SQLite solution) and accomodate multiple ocurrences of the same prog/proc.

Thanks,

Kylomas

EDIT: How do you get this f##$%@g code insert to keep your spacing and indentation????

Edited by kylomas

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ProcessExists() and ProcessWaitClose() should do it simply.


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