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Im a bit lost say if my script is running and windows being the way it is produces a pop up window that will obviously interrupt my script.

What would be the best way to account for these in a script?

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Hi,

What kind of popup are you talking about? A MsgBox/InputBox?

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Hi,

What kind of popup are you talking about? A MsgBox/InputBox?

Br, FireFox.

 

Hey Firefox,

The usual kinds of system interruptions associated with windows.

As you said msgbox & input box, or say if I was running a script and I get the windows auto-update pop up window, or some other window like an installation window or stuff along those lines.

 

Regards,

Olo

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Okay so external popups.

Why would it interrupt your script? What kind of script do you have?

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Okay so external popups.

Why would it interrupt your script? What kind of script do you have?

Br, FireFox.

Well to describe it as best as I could my script is interactive.

As in it opens a program runs through a set of tasks etc does that for multiple files then exits.

So if I got an external popup it would surely halt or cause the script to run into error.

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You need to check the active window before making any action and if another one is active then reactivate the window.

If you are using the Send function, check the SendKeepActive one.

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You need to check the active window before making any action and if another one is active then reactivate the window.

If you are using the Send function, check the SendKeepActive one.

Br, FireFox.

Thanks Ill give that a go.

Could I ask though, is there any function that blocks all exterior access until the script has finished execution?

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Use BlockInput, you can unlock it with the Ctrl+Alt+Del hotkey. Take a look at the help file for more infos.

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Use BlockInput, you can unlock it with the Ctrl+Alt+Del hotkey. Take a look at the help file for more infos.

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Yea I had a look at that but does that not just block the mouse/keyboard?

Im not actually worried about someone interrupting the script, more so windows itself doing that.

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haha yes my bad. No it's not possible to block external program access, you will have to kill the processes or e.g for windows update disable the automatic updates.

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haha yes my bad. No it's not possible to block external program access, you will have to kill the processes or e.g for windows update disable the automatic updates.

Br, FireFox.

haha thanks. It is interesting.

I wonder if I could even anticipate them popping up? Then kill them and record them to my log.

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Ive an idea. If I run the script could I include a piece of code that basically does the following:

If script hangs or say a certain function isint carried out. Send ALT+F4?

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If you're "sending" a series of keystrokes or strings to windows, the best advice is use ControlSend instead of Send, this way it will only send the information to the correct windows and the popups shouldn't affect it.


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If you're "sending" a series of keystrokes or strings to windows, the best advice is use ControlSend instead of Send, this way it will only send the information to the correct windows and the popups shouldn't affect it.

see I do use controlsend but I also have a few Send commands. 

Like I suppose say if i got an access violation window pop up. Id like to identify and then close it and resume my script.

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Olo, I see a lot of suggestions, all of which you are shooting down - how about producing some actual code so we can see what you're doing? And perhaps a screenshot of these "pop-ups"? Otherwise, you're asking us to first guess at what you're doing, and then try to resolve why it is not working for you. Help us help you ;)

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I agree with JLogan3o13, you say you're using this and that but how are we suppose to know? Perhaps helping out around here once in a while will really give you perspective of how important it is to provide as much detail as you can.

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Ok ill try find a way to force an access violation and then see what I come up with, then ill report back :)

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I have a script here at work that runs 24/7 and turning off the automatic updates has been dissabled so I would usually get those popups telling me new updates have been installed and the pc needs to reboot. I also get popups from outlook telling me the IMAP server has closed.

Since I know what windows are going to popup just not when, I added a check for these windows in a second script that runs constantly and if they exist, then either close them or minimize them. This has worked for me for a long time now.

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I have a script here at work that runs 24/7 and turning off the automatic updates has been dissabled so I would usually get those popups telling me new updates have been installed and the pc needs to reboot. I also get popups from outlook telling me the IMAP server has closed.

Since I know what windows are going to popup just not when, I added a check for these windows in a second script that runs constantly and if they exist, then either close them or minimize them. This has worked for me for a long time now.

What your saying is exactly what Im trying to do. :)

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#20 ·  Posted (edited)

Here's the ver simple script I have running along side my main for automatic updates

While 1
If WinExists("Automatic Updates") Then
ControlClick("Automatic Updates","","[CLASS:Button;INSTANCE:2]")
EndIf
Sleep(10)
Wend

and the one for Outlook

AutoItSetOption("WinTitleMatchMode",2)
While 1
If WinExists("Office") Then
            $text = WinGetText("Office")
            $str = StringInStr($text,"Your IMAP server has closed the connection.")
            If $str <> 0 Then
                WinActivate("Office")
                ControlClick("Outlook","","[CLASS:Button;INSTANCE:1]")
                ControlSend("Inbox - Microsoft Outlook","","[CLASS:MsoCommandBar; INSTANCE:1]","{F9}")
            Else
                ;
            EndIf
        EndIf
Wend



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