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I compiled an autoit script and the way it is setup is if it doesn't see the window it's looking for it will stay opened.  If you run another instance and then the window it's looking for shows up both instances of the script will enter data which screws things up.  Is there a way to set it so that if you open up another instance of the .exe it will close all the other ones already running?

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I compiled an autoit script and the way it is setup is if it doesn't see the window it's looking for it will stay opened.  If you run another instance and then the window it's looking for shows up both instances of the script will enter data which screws things up.  Is there a way to set it so that if you open up another instance of the .exe it will close all the other ones already running?

 

Use _SingleScript() function.

May be found >here.

Edited by Exit

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On 11/1/2014 at 3:35 PM, 232showtime said:

Exit,

Could you show us an example??? thanks...

Here is a example:

#include <_SingleScript.au3>
If $cmdline[0] = 0 Then ; submit all scripts
    TraySetToolTip("No Case")
    _SingleScript() ; Kill other scripts, if others are executing
    For $i = 0 To 7
        Sleep(100)
        ShellExecute(@ScriptFullPath, $i)
    Next
    Exit MsgBox(64 + 262144, Default, "All scripts submitted. See icons in system tray. Case 1 already disappeared.", 0)
EndIf
TraySetToolTip("Case " & $cmdline[1])
Switch $cmdline[1]
    Case 0
        $rc = _SingleScript(3) ; Check, if others are executing
        MsgBox(64 + 262144, Default, "Case " & $cmdline[1] & " executing. " & ($rc ? "Some" : "No") & " other scripts executing.", 0)
    Case 1
        _SingleScript(2) ; Kill this scropt, if others are executing
        Beep(440, 3000) ; you will NOT hear the long beep.
    Case 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
        _SingleScript(1) ; Wait for predecessors completed
        MsgBox(64 + 262144, Default, "Case " & $cmdline[1] & " executing.", 0)
    Case 5
        _SingleScript(1) ; Wait for predecessors completed (case 1-4)
        MsgBox(64 + 262144, Default, "Case " & $cmdline[1] & " executing." & @CRLF & "Now killing other scripts. See icons in system tray.", 0)
        _SingleScript() ; Now kill other scripts. Should be case 6 and 7
        _SingleScript(3) ; Check, if others are executing
        MsgBox(64 + 262144, Default, "Case " & $cmdline[1] & " executing. " & (@extended ? "Some" : "No") & " other scripts executing.", 0)
EndSwitch

Hope this example is selfexplaining. If not, --> please ask again.

 

UDF _SingleScript() can be found here

 

Edit: 2014.11.02 New version of _SingleScript() function and example.

Edited by Exit
point to new #include location

UDF: _SingleScript()                                        If you like my post, just click the like button :)        here -->

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