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Hi guys,

Now I using Autoit to develop testing script for our company project automate testing. I want to create 2 process, one is responsible for implementation, another is monitor, record and check result etc.

I have found and read the corresponding topic on the forum, there have some methods can achieve process communication :

1. Via .txt or .ini or registry. Process A and process through them to talk.

2. TCP or UDP protocol.

3. Windows message------------but i have a question, if I use GUIRegisterMsg() , you know, I only test 3rd program, not my owner Autoit program. So GUIRegisterMsg similar can realize process communication without GUI? If they can,how?

Bye the way, Adlibregister is good idea, but help file say :"The adlib function should be kept simple as it is executed often and during this time the main script is paused.....". I'm not make sure process B meets this warning.

Reason of _Time_SetTimer likes Adlib....

So I want to hear your suggestion, if you want to realize process communication, how to do it?

I love Autoit. LOL.

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One of the best UDFs (User Defined Functions) for Inter Process Communication (IPC) seems to be the written by trancexx.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

Spoiler

UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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You read about _SendMessage in help file?

I recommend using TCP for beginner level, but if you wanna try pro approach, GuiRegisterMsg is best...


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My Current OS: Win8 PRO (64-bit); Current AutoIt Version: v3.3.8.1

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One of the best UDFs (User Defined Functions) for Inter Process Communication (IPC) seems to be the written by trancexx.

Hi Water,

Thanks for your replay! I'll check Mailslot.au3. If Mailslot is helpful and powerful, I hope it can be collected to the next Autoit official version.

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You read about _SendMessage in help file? I recommend using TCP for beginner level, but if you wanna try pro approach, GuiRegisterMsg is best...

Hi MKISH,

Thanks for your recommend. GuiRegisterMsg's reason like I said : If the process has not GUI...how to do it..

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If you search the forum for "Inter process communication" or "IPC" you will find some more solutions. I think one of them should fit your needs.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

Spoiler

UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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Hi MKISH,

Thanks for your recommend. GuiRegisterMsg's reason like I said : If the process has not GUI...how to do it..

You can create a dummy GUI like I do in my example of though water has provided a good solution as well.

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Updated: 04/09/2015

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