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c.haslam

I have a strange situation in running a script: usually the RunWait() runs AOK but occasionally hovering on the Autoit icon in the notification area shows that the script is waiting for the RunWait line to complete.

I would like to add to the script the ability to advise the user that the script is stuck at this line of code if it is stuck for more than 2 seconds.

I have been experimenting with the _Timer UDFs, but I am yet to figure out a solution.

Does anyone have any ideas?

 


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BrewManNH

You could do something like this to check if the process hasn't closed within your parameters, and act accordingly.

$PID = Run("Notepad.exe")
$Timer = TimerInit()
Do
    If Not ProcessExists($PID) Then ExitLoop
Until TimerDiff($Timer) > 2000
If ProcessExists($PID) Then
    MsgBox(0, "Error", "Process hasn't closed yet")
Else
    MsgBox(0, "OK", "Process closed within 2 seconds")
EndIf

 

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c.haslam

Thank you for this simple, elegant, solution.

However, I failed to mention that my script uses the exit code of the program it runs, so switching from RunWait() to Run() would lose me this info. If there a way of getting the exit code if the program exits within 2 seconds and telling the user that the program failed to complete within 2 seconds?

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AdamUL

Have a look at the example in the help file for _WinAPI_GetExitCodeProcess.  This shows you how to get the exit code from the PID using _WinAPI_OpenProcess, _WinAPI_GetExitCodeProcess, and _WinAPI_CloseHandle.  

 

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c.haslam

Thank you


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