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ProcessWait() with PID?

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Guys i need to check if a specific process exist or not and wait until the process exist, I found ProcessWait() but seems like the parameter cannot be the PID and it works only with ProcessName.

Why i need this? I just used Run() to executed a program so i have the PID returned by Run() right? Now i need to wait until the PID exist. You know when you double click on some program maybe it take some time to run.

Some solution that i don't want: Using WinExist(), i don't want this because i'm going to run that program multiple times and i want to do something on each of them and maybe this program is allready running.

What i Exactly need: ProcessWait() with PID something like this:

$PID = Run("notepad.exe")
ProcessWait($PID)
MsgBox(64, "Notepad", "Now is running")

Any help is great.

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Do this:

While ProcessExists($iPID) = 0
    Sleep(100)
WEnd

But like the help file said pointless waiting for a PID as if it's assigned a PID then it started successfully. Therefore check if the PID is greater than 0 or wait for a Window to exist if you're automating a Window screen.

Edited by guinness
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