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Simple scheduler script

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Hi guys, i don't understand why this not work:

Global $Test = @HOUR & ":" & @MIN
ConsoleWrite($Test)

While 1
 If $Test = "14:58" Then
  MsgBox(0,0,"Test")
  ExitLoop
 EndIf
 Sleep(50)
WEnd

My object is scheduler some function at specific time if i have the script opened ( play sound or a msgbox, like example ) I have make the If...WEnd in a loop but seems not work, what is the problem?

Thanks ;)

Edited by johnmcloud

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You never update the $Time variable, so the comparison in the If statement will only work if you start it at exactly 14:52. You need to move the line $Test = @HOUR & ":" & @MIN inside the While loop so that it gets updated.


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Yeah, you have right, thanks

Do you think is a good choise add a Sleep in the While...WEnd? I have see some people using it, someone not. What do you think?

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It's always best to put a sleep in a While loop like this one, because the script is going to eat up you CPU cycles because it's always running. If you're using a GUI and GUIGetMsg it's not needed but for something like this, I would definitely put in at least a Sleep(100), you can even go lower. Play with it to see what works best for your script.


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No, i don't have GUI and GUIGetMsg, so i'll use the Sleep

Thanks again ;)

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