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How to set script to "pause" from within the script itself

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Hello everyone

A user can pause a running script by clicking on the tray icon. What I would like to do is to set the script to "pause" from within the script itself, so that the user is forced to click the tray icon again if he wants the script to continue executing. Is that possible?

At the moment I "pause" a script simply by using MsgBox, but I was wondering if it would be possible to pause the script for real.



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Something like this?

; Press Esc to terminate script, Pause/Break to "pause"

Global $Paused, $counter = 0
HotKeySet("{PAUSE}", "TogglePause")
HotKeySet("{ESC}", "Terminate")
HotKeySet("+!d", "ShowMessage") ;Shift-Alt-d

;;;; Body of program would go here;;;;
While 1
    $counter +=1
    ToolTip('Script is "Running"',0,0, $counter, 1)

Func TogglePause()
    $Paused = NOT $Paused
    While $Paused
        ToolTip('Script is "Paused"',0,0, $counter, 1)

Func Terminate()
    Exit 0

Func ShowMessage()
    MsgBox(4096,"","This is a message.")


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