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In AutoHotKey there is a StatusBarWait function that is nice. I cannot find an equivilent function in AutoIt. Am I missing that or does it just not exist?

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ckelsoe,

As most of us are not familiar with AHK (and have no wish to become so) what does this wonderful function do? :huh:

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AutoHotKey and AutoIt have the same roots and do pretty much the same purpose. I found it first and started using it. I am moving to AutoIt because it has more functionality in areas I am needed - for example working with IE. There is a lot of matching functions, etc.

StatusBarWait basically will wait until the status bar text is equal to a string passed. For example StatusBarWait, Done waits until the status bar text is equal to "Done"

Since it appears that AutoIt does not have a matching function I am thinking of something like this:

Func _StatusBarWait($StatusBarText)
    ; Mimic AHK StatusBarWait
    DO

       Sleep(100)
    Until StatusbarGetText($MainNexsureWindowHandle) = $StatusBarText
EndFunc

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This might come closer to what AHK does with its StatusBarWait command, although there is absolutely no parameter checking in the code here, and doesn't seem to be any in AHK either for that matter.

Func _StatusBarWait($StatusBarText = "", $StatusBarWaitTime = Default, $StatusBarPart = 1, $StatusBarWinTitle = "[ACTIVE]", $StatusBarWinText = "", $StatusBarInterval = 50)
    Local $StatusBarTimer = TimerInit(), $StatusBarReturn = ""
    Local $StatusBarError = 1 ; Timeout Error code
    Do
        $StatusBarRead = StatusbarGetText($StatusBarWinTitle, $StatusBarWinText, $StatusBarPart)
        If Not @error Then
            If $StatusBarRead = $StatusBarText Then
                $StatusBarReturn = $StatusBarRead
                $StatusBarError = 0 ; no error
                ExitLoop
            EndIf
        Else
            $StatusBarError = 2 ; Can't read the statusbar or find the window
            ExitLoop
        EndIf
        Sleep($StatusBarInterval)
    Until TimerDiff($StatusBarTimer) >= $StatusBarWaitTime
    Return SetError($StatusBarError, 0, $StatusBarReturn)
EndFunc   ;==>_StatusBarWait
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ckelsoe,

 

AutoHotKey and AutoIt have the same roots and do pretty much the same purpose

Which seeing AHK was ripped off from AutoIt v2 is hardly surprising. ;)

Your code snippet is exactly what I would have suggested. :)

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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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Melba23

 

Which seeing AHK was ripped off from AutoIt v2 is hardly surprising. ;)
 

 

That is one of several reasons why I am moving my code over to AutoIt prior to expanding functionality.

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ckelsoe,

 

moving my code over to AutoIt

An excellent choice - but then I am a bit biased! :D

Have you checked out the new Betas, by the way? Lots of new functionality being added at the moment. ;)

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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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Just a note on the code posted above, the time out for the wait doesn't work as written if you use the defaults. I only realized it after posting it, should be easy to fix by adding a check to see if the $StatusBarWaitTime value is equal to Default and set it accordingly.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
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I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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