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Having trouble with scripting a situation where sometimes it needs to print, sometimes not

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michaelcosm

I have a script that purrs like a kitten, except that sometimes it will bring up a printer window.

When that printer window comes up I need it to print and then move on with the script..but how do I get that to work?

I keep getting an error about needing a "Then"keyword, but my searching of the web hasn't helped me.

I want this to happen

If

WinExists("Print")

then
WinActivate("Print")
Send("{TAB}")
Send("{TAB}")
Send("{TAB}")
Send("{TAB}")
Send("{ENTER}")

  _FileWriteLog($LogFile, "Print notices detected and printed")
  Exit(9)
Else
  _FileWriteLog($LogFile, "No print notices")
EndIf

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Melba23

michaelcosm,

Welcome to the AutoIt forum. :)

You need the If...Then on the same line: ;)

If WinExists("Print") Then ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    WinActivate("Print")
    Send("{TAB}")
    Send("{TAB}")
    Send("{TAB}")
    Send("{TAB}")
    Send("{ENTER}")
    _FileWriteLog($LogFile, "Print notices detected and printed")
    Exit (9)
Else
    _FileWriteLog($LogFile, "No print notices")
EndIf
All clear? :)

M23

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Edited by Melba23

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michaelcosm

If WinExists("Print") Then 
   WinActivate("Print")
   Send("{TAB}")
   Send("{TAB}")
   Send("{TAB}")
   Send("{TAB}")
   Send("{ENTER}")
   _FileWriteLog($LogFile, "Print notices detected and printed")
   Exit 
Else 
   _FileWriteLog($LogFile, "No print notices")
EndIf
_FileWriteLog($LogFile, "End MACRO")

So the code above works to print the item..and then write to the logfile

"Print notices detected and printed"  but does not write "End Macro" to the log file

..but if the "Print" window is not present

it stil writes

"Print notices detected and printed"  but does not print "End Macro" to the log file

and never prints

"No print notices"

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GrinReaper

I don't believe you need to "Exit"

Once it writes "Print notices...." to the log file it will then run the EndIf.

YOu have Exit in there and everything stops.

Edited by GregB

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Danp2

Greg addressed the Exit issue.

Perhaps you need to check the window state (WinGetState) to make sure it is visible? If that's not it, you should check to see if there is another window matching the title of "Print".

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