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what exactly does opening a dll do for isPressed?

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I've been using isPressed heavily, and just now wondered what opening a dll is for

If calling this function repeatedly, you should open 'user32.dll' and pass the handle.

I assumed that it's where a stream of input is kept as a "log" of some sort to determine that a key is in fact still being held

idk how I got that idea in my head lol

or is it a temporary storage of the instructions that encompasses the entire event wherein the key is pressed

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ZWD40,

Each time you call _IsPressed without having a DLL handle in the $vDLL parameter, the DLL is opened and closed. This might only take a few CPU ticks, but if you run the function in a tight loop these soon add up. It is much more efficient to open the DLL and use the handle. :oops:

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ZWD40,

Each time you call _IsPressed without having a DLL handle in the $vDLL parameter, the DLL is opened and closed. This might only take a few CPU ticks, but if you run the function in a tight loop these soon add up. It is much more efficient to open the DLL and use the handle. :oops:

M23

It's actually very expensive to load/unload DLLs, however user32.dll is per default loaded into the autoit at startup. Might take some time to look up the DLL, though, from a string.

Ever wanted to call functions in another process? ProcessCall UDFConsole stuff: Console UDFC Preprocessor for AutoIt OMG

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