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Damein

I searched through the forums but I guess I'm not using good enough key words to find this, I'm sure its been posted. I was wondering if there was a way to do a function if the script is being forced to close. IE: All I want to do is show a message box. But I would need this to be done if its forced closed through say, Task Manager or anything.

I do know of:

OnAutoItExitRegister("_Exit")

But like I said, it doesn't show the message box if its forced through Task Manager.

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BrewManNH

When the script is forcibly closed, it won't run the exit function, so there's no way for it to pop up the message box in that case.


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Damein

Ah, that sucks. No way around this? ;)


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Melba23

Damein,

You could try running a separate script which uses ProcessExists to track the presence of the main script and announces its closure if it is no longer present. ;)

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Not with one script, if someone closes it through Task Manager it's killing the process, and it doesn't exit gracefully which would fire off the exit function. The only way to do it would be to use a monitoring script that is run separately from your other script, but that's a lot of work to get it to work right.


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Mechaflash

The safest thing to do is probably perform some kind of cleanup if you had a failed previous run (i.e. process forcefully terminated, computer crash etc.). I do this by setting a reg key toggle at the beginning of the program. Program starts, it toggles on. If program exits in itself, it toggles off. If on the next run it reads that toggle as being on when it should be off, run some stuff to check files/settings/etc to make sure everything will run okay, and perform any necessary maintenance or not run the program at all until it gets fixed manually.


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I think something could be done, but it would be a little elaborate.

1. Your main program runs and writes to an ini file that the program has not exited (something like exit_correctly=0). Then your main executable starts another program that watches the main program (a continuous loop with "If NOT ProcessExists("main.exe") Then...").

2. When you exit your main program (properly), have it write exit_correctly=1. If it does not exit correctly, then it won't write the 1.

3. If the second program detects the first one has quit running, then read the ini file. If it exited correctly, then the second program just exits. If it did not exit correctly, then have it display your messagebox.


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JLogan3o13

Another option, if it is something that must STAY running and not just that you want to catch an error on exit, would be to use the Services.UDF and create a service out of it. You can then set the option to restart x number of times on exit, as well as options to alert you if it fails.


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Mechaflash

I suppose the question now is... why do you need to see if the process gets terminated?


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