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Start a Timer and close app

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Hi Everyone,

i need help. I have a script and I want to start a timer at the begining of the execution of the script with a specified time and want to close the application when the timer exceeds the specified time. Its something like this..

;Main script

Timer(10000) ; call timer function

code....

code...

code...

;end of main script

Func Timer($time)

start counter

if start counter>$time then

close app

endif

endfunc

How Can I do this?

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Look at examples of TimerInit() and TimerDiff().


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As I know TimerInit() doesn't start a counter. It only returns the ticks since last boot and the timerdiff function takes the timestamp of TimerInit() and calculates the time elapsed from there.

plz correct me if I am wrong..

What I want is to start a counter at the begining of the script and at the end of the script have to make sure that the counter dint exceed the specified time.

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This is what I had in mind, just a demo.

Global $TimeToRun = InputBox("Time?", "How many minutes do you want this to run?", 2)
$TimeToRun = $TimeToRun * 60000
Global $Timer = TimerInit()
Global $PID = Run("notepad.exe")
While 1
    If (TimerDiff($Timer) / 1000) * 60 >= $TimeToRun Then
        ProcessClose($PID)
        Exit
    EndIf
    Sleep(10)
WEnd

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The above code is opening the notepad but not closing it.,

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Try this:

Global $TimeToRun = InputBox("Time?", "How many minutes do you want this to run?", 2)
$TimeToRun = $TimeToRun * 60000
Global $Timer = TimerInit()
Global $PID = Run("notepad.exe")

While 1
    If TimerDiff($Timer) >= $TimeToRun Then
        ProcessClose($PID)
        Exit
    EndIf
    Sleep(10)
WEnd

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Try this:

Thanks, I realized the mistake after looking at why it didn't close right, too much math not enough testing. ;)

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