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At exit close autoit.exe and MSGBOX or launch GUI?

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So currently I have a script that runs every say 4 hours.  After running some tasks my script checks for conditions, which I want to alert the user if there's an issue that needs to be dealt with.  At the end of the script it pops up msgbox or a GUI to alert the user what was found.

If nobody gets to the computer to hit OK on the msgbox in 8 hours, the script will run again and obviously there will be problems.  What I'm doing currently is I made separate autoit exe's with simple msgbox/gui alerts and use fileinstall to install them so I can call them if a condition is found.  I also have my script check to see if these processes are open in the beginning and close them, so the script can run again.

To me this is an ugly workaround.  I'd rather just put one .exe on the computer, run autoit.exe, if conditions met close autoit.exe and msgbox/GUI in a new separate process.  Is there a better method than the way I'm doing it?

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If you used my ExtMsgBox UDF (look in my sig for the link) instead of the standard API version, you would not block the script and so you could just wait patiently counting down until it is time to run the script comes around. Then you could either close and restart the script, or even just begin the same instance again. How does that sound? :huh:


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______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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Not sure I clearly understood the problem but maybe when running the script you can check if a previous msgbox exists

If WinExists("my_warning") Then WinClose("my_warning")

Msgbox(64, "my_warning", " this is a kind of warning ")

or use timers

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