Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Timers Crashing

Recommended Posts


I do my timers like this by clicking checkbox function is called and timer is set up.

There is a trouble cause I got so many Timers, 20 like this below and I can see if they is launched 5 timers program starts freezing and often crashing.

I know it takes memory but is is right way to do timers like that or what should i do?

Case $checkerSS
                If GUICtrlRead($CheckerOne) = 1 Then
                    $ss = _Timer_SetTimer($Form1,4000,"checkScreen")
                    _Timer_KillTimer ($Form1,$ss)

            Case $checkerPos
                If GUICtrlRead($DiscAlert) = 1 Then
                    $disc = _Timer_SetTimer($Form1,20000,"checkPosition")
                    _Timer_KillTimer ($Form1,$disc)

            Case $checkerVars
                If GUICtrlRead($AlertPlayerPos) = 1 Then
                    $ap = _Timer_SetTimer($Form1,15000,"checkVars")
                    _Timer_KillTimer ($Form1,$ap)


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Post a full runable (reproducer) and i will have a look.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

_Timer_SetTimer is gonna register a lot of callback functions, which could be fine but it seems to be breaking your script. Perhaps some of your functions are overlapping because they're taking too long to finish? If you use TimerInit it's just gonna return an int value that can be used in TimerDiff to get the passed time, no callbacks needed. Instead of registering 20 callbacks you could create 20 variables from TimerInit and keep track of the timers yourself

HotKeySet("{Esc}", Close)

Global $aTimerArray[20][3]

For $i = 0 to 19
    $aTimerArray[$i][0] = TimerInit()           ; Initialize a timer
    $aTimerArray[$i][1] = MyFunc                ; Function to call when timeout hit
    $aTimerArray[$i][2] = Random(1000, 1500, 1) ; Timeout when to call the function in the [$i][1]

While (True)
    For $i = 0 to 19
        ; If the difference between the timer in [$i][0] is greater than the timeout set, call the function stored in [$i][1]
        ; Passing the timer by reference so the MyFunc function resets it automatically, you could also reset it in this if statement
        If (TimerDiff($aTimerArray[$i][0]) > $aTimerArray[$i][2]) Then $aTimerArray[$i][1]($aTimerArray[$i][0])

Func MyFunc(ByRef $iTimer)
    ConsoleWrite("MyFunc called after " & TimerDiff($iTimer) & "ms for this timer" & @LF)
    $iTimer = TimerInit()

Func Close()
    Exit 0

When it finishes calling the function in [$i][1] even if the next timer is WAYYYY over the timeout, it will still call the function and reset the timer and move on.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Content

    • Theodoor
      By Theodoor
      I am trying to use the ControlClick in a "save as"-window to select the path of where to save the document.
      I found out that when in press the icon in front of the path, i select the path. So I am trying to press that button (i have attached a print screen of this window).
      While trying to figure out how i had to use the ControlClick, it said somewhere that i could us Au3Info to find out what title,... i should use with the ControlClick.
      The result of the Au3Info I have attached aswel.
      The ControlClick that i tried are these: (and none of these even move the mouse)
      ControlClick("[CLASS:ToolbarWindow32; INSTANCE:4]", "", "", "Left" ,1 ,10,10)
      ControlClick("[CLASS:ToolbarWindow32; INSTANCE:4]", "", "1001", "Left" ,1 ,10,10)
      ControlClick("[CLASS:ToolbarWindow32]", "", "", "Left" ,1 ,10,10)
      ControlClick("Save project as", "", "", "Left" ,1 ,10,10)
      I don't know what I am doing wrong.
      Should I use a controlID? is my windowtitle wrong?
      Can anyone help me?
      Thanks in advance,

    • Mercy
      By Mercy
      I need to add a column with data daily at the end of the column and calculate the difference between last two columns in put it in a seperate column. So i need to get the  position of the last column.
      Local $count = $oWorkbook2.Worksheets(1).UsedRange.Columns.Count MsgBox(0,"",$count) ; ***************************************************************************** ; Copy a single cell from another workbook. Pass the source range as object. ; ***************************************************************************** Local $oRange = $oWorkbook2.Worksheets(1).Range("A1:A15") _Excel_RangeCopyPaste($oWorkbook1.Worksheets(1), $oRange,"H1:H15") _Excel_RangeWrite($oWorkbook1, $oWorkbook1.Worksheets(1), "=C2-H2", "I2:I15", False) this code copies to a specific column H with a range 15. But i need to keep that column range to update automatically when columns are added.
    • Mercy
      By Mercy
      I inspect that Security tab in the webpage .I get the html element below:
      <td tabindex="-1" align="center" class="infaTabsetSimpleTabSetTop" nowrap="true" valign="middle" onfocus="app_details_browse.$47()">Security</td>
      If iam using the class name and trying to click the element. Iam getting "found" but cannot click as all the tab contains same class.
      If iam using the onfocus attribute which is different for every tab and trying to click the element, the element cannot be found.
      Local $oFound = "" Local $oBtns = _IETagNameGetCollection($oIE, "td") For $oBtn In $oBtns ;If String($oBtn.onfocus) ="app_details_browse.$47()" Then If String($oBtn.classname) = "infaTabsetSimpleTabSetTop" Then $oFound = $oBtn EndIf Next If IsObj($oFound) Then _IEAction ($oFound, "focus") _IEAction ($oFound, "click") MsgBox(16, "Success", "found") Else MsgBox(16, "Failed", "Not found.") EndIf

    • nacerbaaziz
      By nacerbaaziz
      I designed this code To help the blind
      Where screen readers users can  Identify the sefocus  item with audio files
      In this code i define some elements
      Unfortunately, I did not know how to define the other elements
      I am waiting for your initiative to  define the other elements
      Thank you in advance
      Global $CFocus = "" Func focus($window) Local $focusing = ControlGetFocus($window) Local $handle = ControlGetHandle($window, "", $focusing) If Not ($focusing = $CFocus) Then Switch StringTrimRight($focusing, 1) Case "button" If IsCheckBox($handle) Then play("checkBox") ElseIf IsRadio($handle) Then play("RadioButton") Else play("focus") EndIf $CFocus = $focusing Case "comboBox", "ListBox" play("list") $CFocus = $focusing Case "edit", "input" play("edit") $CFocus = $focusing Case Else play("focus") $CFocus = $focusing EndSwitch EndIf EndFunc ;==>focus Func IsCheckBox($ctrl_hwnd) $Style = _WinAPI_GetWindowLong($ctrl_hwnd, $GWL_STYLE) Return BitAND($Style, $BS_CHECKBOX) = $BS_CHECKBOX EndFunc ;==>IsCheckBox Func IsRadio($ctrl_hwnd) $Style = _WinAPI_GetWindowLong($ctrl_hwnd, $GWL_STYLE) Return BitAND($Style, $BS_AUTORADIOBUTTON) = $BS_AUTORADIOBUTTON EndFunc ;==>IsRadio Func play($name, $wait = 0) Local Const $SND_RESOURCE = 0x00040004 Local Const $SND_ASYNC = 1 ; Play the file - the script will pause as it sounds If $wait = 0 Then DllCall("winmm.dll", "int", "PlaySound", "str", $name, "hwnd", 0, "int", BitOR($SND_RESOURCE, $SND_ASYNC)) Else DllCall("winmm.dll", "int", "PlaySound", "str", $name, "hwnd", 0, "int", $SND_RESOURCE) EndIf Return 1 EndFunc ;==>play  
    • Valnurat
      By Valnurat
      I have a splashscreen I want to add to my application, but after I compile it and I run the exe file th esplashscreen is not there.
      How do I combine the splashscreen?

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.