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First time AutoIt user, and I'm loving it.

I am trying to automate a image processing problem within imaris.

I am automating mouse and keyboard events. I'm at a point where I need to press a green run button for imaris to process the data. The data processing can take anywhere from a few seconds to 20 seconds. After the process is finish, I need to click another "finish" button. After the finish button is clicked,  want to run more commands. 

How can I wait for the program to finish its computation before sending the final "finish" click? Is there a way to check that a program is busy or taking x% of CPU usage? 

When imaris is processing the data, everything in the program is grayed out (like every button is disabled). Is there a way to see if GUI widgets are disabled or not (now, I'm not 100% sure imaris is disabling anything)


Thank you

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Welcome to the AutoIt forums.


When imaris is processing the data, everything in the program is grayed out

I suggest you use PixelGetColour to look at somewhere on the screen that changes colour while the app is processing and wait for that pixel to regain its old colour at which point you should be ready to go.


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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If you are sure that it takes 20 secs at most , put a Sleep(20000) and you are set. PixelGetColour is more complicated , but more accurate solution.

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