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tristanm22

Pause until enter key is pressed

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I'm trying to write a very basic script that will automate a process at work that can be very confusing. anyways it is bascialy just a bunch of keypresses  mouse clicks that need to be sent so far it works flawlessly. Except there is a few parts where I need to enter a short field of data. currently I'm using sleep (5000) and just entering the data within 5 seconds. But I'd like to know if there is a simple way to just sleep or pause or something until a key is pressed. I have a msgbox that pops up and says enter this information within within 5 seconds.

so what Could I use so instead I could have a msgbox that says please enter "so and so" then press enter to contiune then have the script carry on? I only need to enter data 3 times the rest is just pressing keys and mouse clicking

I've played around with some examples the forums and the help file specifafly with hotkey and ispressed but I couldn't figure it out

here is a snippet of the code

 

MouseClick("left",164,293,2)
Sleep ( 1000)
MouseClick("left",471,791,1)
Sleep ( 1000)
MsgBox(64, "Tag Number", "Please enter  Tag number within 5 seconds")
Sleep (5000)
MouseClick("left",1070,952,1)
Sleep ( 4000)
MouseClick("left",467,154,2)
Edited by tristanm22

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Welcome to the forum. Please use autoit tags (or use the blue button with an A) around any code you post, it makes the code easier to read.

Use the _IsPressed() function, in a Do .. Until loop. Like this:

#include <Misc.au3>

Local $hDLL = DllOpen("user32.dll")

Do
    ToolTip(" Paused ")
    Sleep(100)
Until _IsPressed("0D", $hDLL)


ToolTip("")

 

Put the #include line in the top of your script, with any others, if you have any or not.


- Bruce /*somdcomputerguy */  If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

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Welcome to the forum. Please use autoit tags (or use the blue button with an A) around any code you post, it makes the code easier to read.

Use the _IsPressed() function, in a Do .. Until loop. Like this:

#include <Misc.au3>

Local $hDLL = DllOpen("user32.dll")

Do
    ToolTip(" Paused ")
    Sleep(100)
Until _IsPressed("0D", $hDLL)


ToolTip("")

Put the #include line in the top of your script, with any others, if you have any or not.

 

Works great! thanks

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You bet. Good luck with your project.


- Bruce /*somdcomputerguy */  If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

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