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Hotkey Input .. Fail?

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Hey, so i started Learning AutoIt yesterday.. and after reading, testing (Lots of infinte {Tab} Loops :)) I figured that i need help, because this stuff still is somewhat out of my Leauge

So the idea is that the Script should check if the Application is Running, If not, Exit -

(That part works 50%, but does not Exit when i quit the Application after i launch the Script - Not the Main Issue though)

And Do the Function every time i press "W"

HotKeySet("{w}", "Poof")
MsgBox(0,"Running","Running")           ;MessageBox Informing that the Script is Running
WinActivate("Application")            ;Changes to the "Application"   Window
WinActive("Application")            ; Runs Until "Aplication" is Closed
While WinActive("Application")
Sleep (100)
WEnd
Func Poof()                 ;When User Presses  W   Do:

Send("{w}")
MouseClick("left")
Send("{tab}")
Sleep(1)
Send("{w}")
MouseClick("left")
Send("{tab}")
Sleep(1)
Send("{w}")
MouseClick("left")
Send("{tab}")
Sleep(1)
Send("{w}")
MouseClick("left")
Send("{tab}")

EndFunc
MsgBox(0,"Not Running","Not Running")   ; Informs that the "Application" is no longer Running

When i launch the script, i can't even Use the W key while the Script is Running.

I have also tried IF THEN Statements:

Func Poof()
        If  StringInStr("{w}","{w}") Then
And
Func Poof()
        If  StringInStr("@HotKeyPressed","{w}") Then

After 1 min or so, the script will exit to prevent overflow: " Recursion level has been exceeded"

Ive looked it up and "That usually means you have a logical loop where a function is calling itself."

While i kinda get it.. (This is pretty much the first time i am programming) I think it means i am building the whole script wrong.

Any idea what i can do so it will do my function every time i press W , and how to prevent the Overflow?

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Hi, Schoening. To begin with, if you're wanting to use "w" for your hotkey, take out the {}. Ex.:

HotKeySet("w", "Poof")

Func Poof()
MsgBox(0, "", "Bye")
Exit
EndFunc

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

To continue with what JLogan3o13 was staying, change the "{w}" to "w" in your Send as well.

Try this

HotKeySet("w", "Poof")
MsgBox(0,"Running","Running")          ;MessageBox Informing that the Script is Running
WinActivate("Application")          ;Changes to the "Application"   Window
WinActive("Application")            ; Runs Until "Aplication" is Closed
While WinActive("Application")
Sleep (100)
WEnd
Func Poof()              ;When User Presses  W   Do:

Send("w")
MouseClick("left")
Send("{tab}")
Sleep(1)
Send("w")
MouseClick("left")
Send("{tab}")
Sleep(1)
Send("w")
MouseClick("left")
Send("{tab}")
Sleep(1)
Send("w")
MouseClick("left")
Send("{tab}")

EndFunc
MsgBox(0,"Not Running","Not Running")   ; Informs that the "Application" is no longer Running

Adam

Edited by AdamUL

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Thx :) But it is still not doing what i want it to do...

It is still not doing what i want it to do, The Function is Running but is only "Pressing the W Key" in the Application when i Hold down Shift.. And After Some Time .. It Overflows. Also.. the Function is just Looping .. It is supposed to stop after doing the

Send("w") MouseClick("left") Send("{tab}") 4 Times..

This is How the Script Looked Last It didnt run out of memory

MsgBox(0,"Running","Running")           ;MessageBox Informing that the Script is Running
WinActivate("Application")            ;Changes to the "Application"   Window
WinActive("Application")            ; Runs Until "Aplication" is Closed
While WinActive("Application")
  Sleep (5000)

Send("w")
MouseClick("left")
Send("{tab}")
Send("w")
MouseClick("left")
Send("{tab}")
Sleep(1)
Send("w")
MouseClick("left")
Send("{tab}")
Sleep(1)
Send("w")
MouseClick("left")
Send("{tab}")
WEnd

MsgBox(0,"Not Running","Not Running")   ; Informs that the "Application" is no longer Running

But Obviously i cannot Control this... And it will just Loop it every 5 Seconds instead of when i Press a Key

Edited by Schoening

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I GOT IT WORKING !

The Problem was, that the "Application" used W itself, so i had to Bind another Key Instead

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

Schoening,

You are Sending the same key as you use for the HotKey - so each time you Send it you merely action the HotKey again. :D

Try disabling the HotKey as you enter the function and then re-enabling it as you leave:

HotKeySet("w", "Poof")

MsgBox(0, "Running", "Running") ;MessageBox Informing that the Script is Running

WinActivate("Application") ;Changes to the "Application"   Window
; You need to wait until the window is active or you could never enter the loop below <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
WinWaitActive("Application") ; Runs Until "Aplication" is Closed

While WinActive("Application")
    Sleep(100)
WEnd

Func Poof() ;When User Presses  W   Do:

    While WinActive("Application")

        HotKeySet("w") ; Disable HotKey <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

        Sleep(5000)

        Send("w")
        MouseClick("left")
        Send("{tab}")
        Send("w")
        MouseClick("left")
        Send("{tab}")
        Sleep(10) ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< What did I tell you about Sleep?
        Send("w")
        MouseClick("left")
        Send("{tab}")
        Sleep(10)
        Send("w")
        MouseClick("left")
        Send("{tab}")

        HotKeySet("w", "Poof") ; Re-enable HotKey <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    WEnd

EndFunc   ;==>Poof

MsgBox(0, "Not Running", "Not Running") ; Informs that the "Application" is no longer Running

I have not tested it because I do not know what the "Application" might be - see it it works for you. ;)

M23

Edit: I see you worked it out yourself - congratulations! :)

Edited by Melba23
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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
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Thanks :D

I Keep the sleep(10) in mind :)

But my Script Seems to work better then Yours Melba, because yours Keeps Looping, while mine only triggers when i press "x" ;)

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Schoening,

You are quite correct. I ended up with a mixture of your various posts and left the While...Wend loop in the function - my apologies. :)

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

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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Np :) Great Forum !

Perhaps i can get one more question answered..

It is annoying to use

While WinActive("Application")

Because The Script Shuts Down When i Open Another window..

But i Cannot Get This To Work

While ProcessExists("Application")

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Hi Schoening, since you're using Send commands, you're going to wreak havoc as soon as the focus leaves your application's window anyway. If you're looking to do this in the background, I would suggest looking into the ControlSend options in the Help file.


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Hi Schoening, since you're using Send commands, you're going to wreak havoc as soon as the focus leaves your application's window anyway. If you're looking to do this in the background, I would suggest looking into the ControlSend options in the Help file.

Ok, I will do that Thx :)

I Just found a bigger Problem.. The Whole Script Only Works When the "Application" is in Windowed Mode... Else it just Jumps to

MsgBox(0,"Not Running","Not Running")    ; Informs that the "Application" is no longer Running
Like When I am Not Running the "Application" at all

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