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Hi All,

I am developing an IRC Bot and have come across a small problem. Everything works fine until the ConnectToIRC function is called. This is when a while Loop is in play, I assume this is because the while loop is hogging the program and blocking other commands.

so my question, Is there a way around this or a way I could do this differently so that I can receive data when it comes in and also use controls on the gui?

If I remove the while loop inside the ConnectToIRC function, Other gui buttons work correctly (Close Button for example)

Thanks for any help or insight you may provide.

#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#Include <GUIEdit.au3>
#Include <ScrollBarConstants.au3>
#include <ComboConstants.au3>
#Include <Array.au3>

Opt("GUIOnEventMode", 1)
$Form1 = GUICreate("AutoIT IRCBot", 537, 339, 192, 124)
$Edit1 = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 8, 8, 521, 257, $ES_AUTOVSCROLL + $WS_VSCROLL)
$btnSend = GUICtrlCreateButton("Send", 456, 304, 73, 25)
$inIRCServ = GUICtrlCreateInput("irc.freenode.net", 8, 272, 97, 21)
$inPort = GUICtrlCreateInput("6667", 112, 272, 65, 21)
$inChat = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 288, 304, 161, 21)
$btnCon = GUICtrlCreateButton("Connect", 184, 272, 73, 25)
$Combo1 = GUICtrlCreateCombo("Channel", 288, 272, 161, 25, BitOR($CBS_DROPDOWN,$CBS_AUTOHSCROLL))
GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, "CloseBot")
GUICtrlSetOnEvent($btnCon, "ConnectToIRC")
GUICtrlSetOnEvent($btnSend, "IRCSend")


;~ Read INI Values
Global $vIRCNick = IniRead("ircbot.ini", "information", "Nick", "AutoITIRCBot")
Global $vIRCAltNick = IniRead("ircbot.ini", "information", "AltNick", "AutoITIRCBot_")
Global $vIRCRealName = IniRead("ircbot.ini", "information", "RealName", "AutoITIRCBot")
Global $vIRCChannels = IniRead("ircbot.ini", "information", "Channels", "#AutoITIRCBot")

$vChanArr = StringSplit($vIRCChannels, "|")

While 1

Func ConnectToIRC()
    GUICtrlSetState($btnCon, $GUI_DISABLE)
    GUICtrlSetState($inIRCServ, $GUI_DISABLE)
    GUICtrlSetState($inPort, $GUI_DISABLE)
    $vIRCServer = TCPNameToIP(GuiCtrlRead($inIRCServ))
    $vIRCPort = GuiCtrlRead($inPort)
    $vConnect = TCPConnect($vIRCServer, $vIRCPort)

    TCPSend($vConnect, "USER " & $vIRCNick & " 0 0 :" & $vIRCRealName & @CRLF)
    TCPSend($vConnect, "NICK "  & $vIRCNick & @CRLF)

    For $i = 1 to Ubound($vChanArr) -1
        TCPSend($vConnect, "JOIN " & $vChanArr[$i] & @CRLF)
        GUICtrlSetData($Combo1, $vChanArr[$i], $vChanArr[$i])

    While 1
        $vRecv = TCPRecv($vConnect, 4096)
        If $vRecv <> "" Then
            GuiCtrlSetData($Edit1, $vRecv, 1)

Func CloseBot()

Ini File

Edited by mrflibblehat

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I assume this is because the while loop is hogging the program and blocking other commands

Correct, AutoIt will queue any other commands until you return to the main idle loop. :)

I suggest you move the contents of that While..WEnd loop inside your main idle loop and use a flag to tell it when to operate - something like this (untested):

; Add this at the start
Global $fJoin = False

; [other code]

While 1
    ; Look for joins if needed
    If $fJoin Then
        $vRecv = TCPRecv($vConnect, 4096)
        If $vRecv <> "" Then
            GuiCtrlSetData($Edit1, $vRecv, 1)

Func ConnectToIRC()
    ; [other code]
    For $i = 1 to Ubound($vChanArr) -1
        TCPSend($vConnect, "JOIN " & $vChanArr[$i] & @CRLF)
        GUICtrlSetData($Combo1, $vChanArr[$i], $vChanArr[$i])

    ; Set the flag
    $fJoin = True
You might also think of clearing the flag at some point by looking to see if you have received the correct number of responses so that you only fire the check when necessary. ;)


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