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Timer help for the clueless?

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What is keeping this script from working? The sample script seems way more complicated, but I can't see the obvious flaw. It runs okay, but it appears the event isn't happening. Sorry to be so thick...

#include <Timers.au3>

$test=guicreate("test",100,100)

$tod=guictrlcreatelabel("",10,10,80,30)

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $test)

_Timer_SetTimer($test,2000,"doit")

while 1

WEnd

Exit

Func doit()

_Timer_SetTimer($test,2000,"doit")

guictrlsetdata($tod,@hour&":"&@min&":"&@sec)

EndFunc

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When I run that script the program locks up, so it might be an issue with the _timer_settimer and my computer. Or there's a problem with the function in general.


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I don't know if this is a fix (I haven't run the script, I doubt that I will either), but put some Sleep in the While..WEnd loop. At least 10 or 100.


- Bruce /*somdcomputerguy */  If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

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Is this better?

#include <GUIConstants.au3>

Global $g_iTimer = -9999

Example()

Func Example()
    Local $hGUI = GUICreate('', 150, 70)
    $g_iTimer = GUICtrlCreateLabel('', 10, 10, 80, 30)
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hGUI)

    AdlibRegister('Timer', 1000)

    While 1
        Switch GUIGetMsg()
            Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                ExitLoop
        EndSwitch
    WEnd

    AdlibUnRegister('Timer')
    GUIDelete($hGUI)
EndFunc   ;==>Example

Func Timer()
    GUICtrlSetData($g_iTimer, @HOUR & ':' & @MIN & ':' & @SEC)
EndFunc   ;==>Timer

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Updated: 04/09/2015

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Well I did end up trying to run this script. After adding some sleep time to the main loop, and commenting out the _Timer_SetTimer function from the doit() UDF, it still hangs when run. Guinness, you posted a reply with some code in it while I was typing this, and I might try that.


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In the example they provided, AdlibRegister seems more appropriate than using the Timers UDF.


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Updated: 04/09/2015

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I stumbled on the adlibregister function while waiting for an answer, and it works, but there seems to be an "accuracy" problem.

I defined a one second and 1 minute adlibregister, and the one minute usually works, but it sometimes triggers a few seconds early, sometimes after only 50 seconds. I'm using Windows 7 and the latest Autoit.

I really want to synchronize with real time. Testing the system time values would work, but seems pretty brute force.

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jimg,

I have just run this test script to see how accurate Adlib is on my machine:

HotKeySet("{ESC}", "On_Exit")

Global $iLast_Sec = @SEC & "." & @MSEC
Global $iLast_Min = @MIN + (@MSEC / 1000)
Global $iSec_Mini = 1, $iSec_Maxi = 1
Global $iMin_Mini = 1, $iMin_Maxi = 1

AdlibRegister("_1_Sec", 1000)
AdlibRegister("_1_Min", 60 * 1000)

$iBegin = TimerInit()
While 1
    If TimerDiff($iBegin) > 100 * 60 * 1000 Then
        On_Exit()
    EndIf
    Sleep(10)
WEnd

Func _1_Sec()
    Local $iSec = @SEC & "." & @MSEC
    Local $iDiff = $iSec - $iLast_Sec
    If $iDiff > $iSec_Maxi Then $iSec_Maxi = $iDiff
    If $iDiff < $iSec_Mini Then $iSec_Mini = $iDiff
    ;ConsoleWrite("> Sec at : " & $iDiff & @CRLF)
    $iLast_Sec = $iSec
EndFunc

Func _1_Min()
    Local $iMin = @MIN + (@MSEC / 1000)
    Local $iDiff = $iMin - $iLast_Min
    If $iDiff > $iMin_Maxi Then $iMin_Maxi = $iDiff
    If $iDiff < $iMin_Mini Then $iMin_Mini = $iDiff
    ;ConsoleWrite("! Min at : " & $iDiff & @CRLF)
    $iLast_Min = $iMin
EndFunc

Func On_Exit()
    ConsoleWrite("Sec: " & $iSec_Mini & " - " & $iSec_Maxi & @CRLF & "Min: " & $iMin_Mini & " - " & $iMin_Maxi & @CRLF)
    Exit
EndFunc

The results were:

Sec: -59 - 1.015
Min: -58.997 - 1.006

Given those results and my own experience of Adlib, I find it hard to believe that a one minute function fired after only 50 secs - can you provide the code that you used so that we can take a look? :huh:

And please remember that any timing you do in AutoIt is only as accurate as the system clock - and as an interpreted language all sorts of other delays due to system state are likely to affect the result. jchd has written some interesting posts on "accuracy" - worth a read if you can find them. :)

M23


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I stumbled on the adlibregister function while waiting for an answer, and it works, but there seems to be an "accuracy" problem.

It's accurate enough for me. If you're looking at programming for real time systems, then AutoIt isn't your best choice. Sorry AutoIt!

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Updated: 04/09/2015

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Not only am I clueless, but I'm a lousy programmer. Simple bug that I won't even attempt to explain. I'm a hardware guy!

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jimg,

Happens to us all! :D

Glad you found it. :)

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Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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