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I am new to AutoIt and I tried to write a script for notepad. My script is -


WinWaitActive("Untitled - Notepad")
If WinExists("Untitled - Notepad") Then
     MsgBox(0, "Window", "Notepad Window Exists!",1) ; Wait for 1_second to close popup

Send("This is some text.")

;click control+s to save file
WinWaitActive("Save As")
;enter file name and path
Sleep(1000) ; To supply some delay
Local $MyDocsFolder = "E:\"
$filename = $MyDocsFolder & "outputFile" & Random(1,100)
Send($filename)  ; Random number between (1-100).<ID>
;click the "Save" butto
Send("!s") ; To select 'Save'
If Not WinExists($filename) Then ConsoleWrite("File is saved at - "& $filename & @LF)

It works for the first time but when I try to run the same script mulitple times it hangs. After opening Notepad application it hangs and didn't execute remaining command--Send("This is some text.").........


At console I found a text-

>"C:Program Files (x86)AutoIt3SciTE..autoit3.exe" /ErrorStdOut "F:OtherStudyMaterialsAutoITScript Filesnpad.au3"  


After this script didn't work, notepad application remain open. I have to forcibly terminate the script. Please help me regarding this issue and let me know if we missed something.

Edited by Melba23
Added tags

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Welcome to AutoIt and the forum!

Please enclose your script in AutoIt tags (the blue "A" in the editor). That greatly enhances readability ;)

My UDFs and Tutorials:


Active Directory (NEW 2020-10-10 - Version - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2020-06-30 - Version - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX_GUI (NEW 2020-06-27 - Version - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
PowerPoint (2017-06-06 - Version - Download - General Help & Support
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
Task Scheduler (2019-12-03 - Version - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

ADO - Wiki, WebDriver - Wiki


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Welcome to the AutoIt forum. :)

Your script works multiple times for me. I did add a WinActivate("Untitled - Notepad") after the MsgBox line to ensure the Send command went to the correct place, but nothing more. And I added tags to the post as water suggested - see here how to do it. Then you get a scrolling box and syntax colouring as you can see above now I have added the tags. ;)


Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

Open spoiler to see my UDFs:


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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