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Interrupting a Loop

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Okay, I have a script with a VERY long and intense For Next loop. Is there a way to make it so that it can be interrupted (either stop the loop OR close/quit the window/process) by a GUIControl or something of the like that WON'T increase the time the loop is executed exponentially?

Loop Time With/Without GUIGetMsg:

With GUIGetMsg: 1131203.192 milliseconds

Without GUIGetMsg: 3341.47011 milliseconds


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rcmaehl,

Try reading the Interrupting a running function tutorial in the Wiki - it offers a number of ways to interrupt long loops. :D

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@M23 Thanks! Didn't know that. I had thought that HotKeySet would be like a function and would wait for the For Next Loop to Terminate. I'll try this out and see if it doesn't overkill the execution time.

EDIT: Nope, it doesn't increase the execution time too much although it does increase it.

Loop Time With/Without HotKey:

With Hotkey: 6804.39509 milliseconds

Without Hotkey: 3379.95104 milliseconds

About Double the loop time, although it's a MASSIVE decrease from GUIGetMsg and with my For Next Loop looping as many times as it is it's a MASSIVE improvement. Thanks! :D

Edited by rcmaehl

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There's a built-in Sleep(10) in the GUIGetMsg command function, which is why it's causing the slow down if you're looping through the for...next loop enough times.


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There's a built-in Sleep(10) in the GUIGetMsg command function, which is why it's causing the slow down if you're looping through the for...next loop enough times.

That explains SO MUCH. No wonder!


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JohnOne,

From the horse's mouth. :D

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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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Ah I see, I was just about to post my results from a test, which revealed after 100 iterations it jumped up to 10 milliseconds.

GUICreate("")
For $i = 0 to 300
$timer = TimerInit()
GUIGetMsg()
ConsoleWrite(TimerDiff($timer) & @CRLF)
Next

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