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Initiate Function more than once

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Hello, I've been trying to get this script to not end upon executing. I currently use XBMC as a media center PC, and every now and then, when I close it to launch another program (such as a game), when said program is ended, XBMC does not start up as it should, or XBMC sometimes just freezes. 

As such, I created this script to get around that problem. It currently does what I want it to do. When someone holds escape for 5 seconds, it closes XBMC and relaunches it. However, this seems to be a 1 time deal. I cant have the script running and be able to continually accept escape being held for 5 seconds to re-run the function. I have to end the script and re-run the script, which doesn't seem ideal. 

Any suggestions would be appreciated! And I apologize for having to ask, my googling skills got me nowhere!

 

Here is the code:

#include <Misc.au3>
HotKeySet("{ESC}", "Terminate")
HotKeySet("{PAUSE}", "TogglePause")
Local $hDLL = DllOpen("user32.dll")
Global $Terminating = 0

If $CmdLineRaw Then
   ProcessClose ( "XBMC.exe" )
   While 1
       Sleep(100)
   WEnd
EndIf

Func TogglePause()
    $pause = Not $pause
    While $fPaused
        Sleep(100)
    WEnd
 EndFunc 
 
Func Terminate()
   If $Terminating = 1 Then
      Return 1
   EndIf
   $Terminating = 1
Local $Time = 0
 While _IsPressed("1B", $hDLL)
  $Time +=1
Sleep(400)
Beep (350*$Time, 100)
If $Time = 5 Then ExitLoop
  WEnd
  If $Time = 5 Then
      ProcessClose ( "XBMC.exe" )
   $Time = 0
 Run ( '"C:\Program Files (x86)\XBMC\XBMC.exe"')
 DllClose($hDLL)
  EndIf
  $Terminating = 0
EndFunc
Edited by nihouma

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You're exiting the script after your Run command restarts XBMC. Instead of using Exit, try using Return to see if that works the way you want it to.

Although, one other issue I see is that you have a While loop inside your Pause function with no way to exit it. $fPaused never gets updated anywhere, and you never set it to any value originally, so your pause function probably doesn't do anything anyways because $fPaused isn't set to anything that would activate the While loop.


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I tried adding the return over exit, however, it does not work. I've also tried creating a second function (Terminate2) and using the HotKeySet("{ESC}", "Terminate2") that initiates from Terminate Function, but that did not work as well. 

 

And then, I realized I don't need a function at all (inspired by your advice as to my pause function, which was really only there because I thought adding that function would make my Terminate function work for some odd reason). I removed the function lines, made some changes, and the program works as I want it to! 

Basically, while holding escape down (which I have mapped to my xbox controllers home button), it begins incrementing $Time, once it reaches 5, it closes xbmc then restarts it. I've also tested adding in chrome and iexplorer all in one go, and it closes all of them and restarts xbmc fresh. Once it does that, $Time is reset, and the timer increments. If I release the escape button before it hits 5, it resets to 0. And it beeps to give me an auditory cue as to where $Time is at. 

Thank you so much for your help BrewManNH, I don't think I would've gotten to this point without your post! :)

#include <Misc.au3>
Local $hDLL = DllOpen("user32.dll")
Global $Terminating = 0
Global $Time = 0


  While 1
   If $Terminating = 1 Then
   EndIf
   $Terminating = 1

 While _IsPressed("1B", $hDLL)
  $Time +=1
Sleep(400)
Beep (350*$Time, 100)
If $Time = 5 Then ExitLoop
  WEnd
  If $Time = 5 Then
      ProcessClose ( "XBMC.exe" )
     Run ( '"C:\Program Files (x86)\XBMC\XBMC.exe"')
     $Time -= 5
     Sleep (800)
 DllClose($hDLL)
 DllOpen("user32.dll")
   EndIf
   $Time = 0
  $Terminating = 0
   WEnd

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