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Hello everyone,

I am trying to setup a GUI accelerator to close the utility as soon as esc is pressed.  It works fine with hotkey but I want to make sure that the utility only exits if its window was active when esc was pressed. My utility has 2 buttons, Backup and Restore.

The exit function checks if the button clicked was Backup or Restore and then displays an error message accordingly.

If pressed backup, $button = 1

if pressed restore, $button = 2

the value of $button is set inside backup() or restore() functions

Opt("GUIOnEventMode", 1)
Opt("GUICoordMode", 1)

$Form1 = GUICreate("Form1", 419, 124, 238, 194, $WS_DLGFRAME)
$B_backup = GUICtrlCreateButton("Backup", 48, 40, 145, 41)
$B_restore = GUICtrlCreateButton("Restore", 224, 40, 145, 41)

;================ > HotKeySet('{ESC}', "terminate")
GUICtrlSetOnEvent($B_backup, "Backup")
GUICtrlSetOnEvent($B_restore, "Restore")
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
Dim $accelKey[1][2] = [["{ESC}", terminate()]]
GUISetAccelerators($accelKey)

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

 

Exit function:

func terminate()
Do
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
Until $msg <> 0

While 1
        If $button = 1 Then
            ProcessClose("robocopy.exe")
            MsgBox(16, "Abort!", "Backup Aborted!")
            exit
        ElseIf $button = 2 Then
            ProcessClose("robocopy.exe")
            MsgBox(16, "Abort!", "Restore Aborted!")
            exit
        Else
            While 1
                For $i = 3 To 1 Step -1
                    SplashTextOn("Closing Utility...", $i, 130, 54, -1, -1, 0, "Calibri", "", 900)
                    Sleep(1000)
                Next
                ExitLoop
            WEnd
            SplashOff()
            Exit
        Endif
WEnd

What am I doing wrong here? The utility closes as soon as it launches with Splash text.

Edited by vindicta
missing endif added.
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Accelerator keys work on controls, not on functions. You have to create a control for it to action, and a function associated with that control. Something like this,

$id_Dummy = GUICtrlCreateDummy() ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
GUICtrlSetOnEvent($id_Dummy, "terminate") ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
;================ > HotKeySet('{ESC}', "terminate")
GUICtrlSetOnEvent($B_backup, "Backup")
GUICtrlSetOnEvent($B_restore, "Restore")
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
Dim $accelKey[1][2] = [["{ESC}", $id_Dummy] ; <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
GUISetAccelerators($accelKey)

 

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Thank you for this simple tutorial. Helped me understand accelerators better. One more question I have is that HotKey allowed me to exit right away, regardless of what the program was doing. I am assuming that it is not possible to do so with Accelerators? I ran backup function and hit the ESC key, nothing happened. I assumed it was waiting for copy to finish before it can run the exit function? If that's the case, is HotKey my only way out?

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While Using HotKey to exit, I added an extra if statement to confirm that the ESC was really pressed to exit the utility. This gives me at least a chance to continue with the backup/restore if I want to.

function terminate()
While 1
    If MsgBox(36, "", "You pressed ESC" & @CRLF & "Do you want to abort the operation?") = 6 Then
        If $button = 1 Then
            ProcessClose("robocopy.exe")
            MsgBox(16, "Abort!", "Backup Aborted!")
            Exit
        ElseIf $button = 2 Then
            ProcessClose("robocopy.exe")
            MsgBox(16, "Abort!", "Restore Aborted!")
            Exit
        Else
            While 1
                For $i = 3 To 1 Step -1
                    SplashTextOn("Closing Utility...", $i, 130, 54, -1, -1, 0, "Calibri", "", 900)
                    Sleep(1000)
                Next
                ExitLoop
            WEnd
            SplashOff()
            Exit
        EndIf
    Else
            Sleep(10)
            ExitLoop
    EndIf
Wend
Endfunc

Would still love to know if this can be achieved any other way.

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Your confirm exit function could use some work. See this example.

#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
Global $ubound = 5 * @DesktopRefresh
_Init()
Func _Init()
    ProgressOn("Pretending to do some work.", "", "This is an example script. Press esc to exit.")
    HotKeySet("{esc}", "_ConfirmExit")
EndFunc   ;==>_Init
While 1
    For $i = 1 To $ubound
        ProgressSet($i / $ubound * 100)
        Sleep(1000 / @DesktopRefresh)
    Next
    Sleep(550)
WEnd
Func _ConfirmExit()
    HotKeySet("{esc}")
    ProgressOff()
    If MsgBox(BitOR($MB_YESNO, $MB_SETFOREGROUND), @ScriptName, "Are you sure you want to exit?") = $IDYES Then
        Exit
    Else
        _Init()
    EndIf
EndFunc   ;==>_ConfirmExit

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, BetaLeaf said:

Your confirm exit function could use some work. See this example.

#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
Global $ubound = 5 * @DesktopRefresh
_Init()
Func _Init()
    ProgressOn("Pretending to do some work.", "", "This is an example script. Press esc to exit.")
    HotKeySet("{esc}", "_ConfirmExit")
EndFunc   ;==>_Init
While 1
    For $i = 1 To $ubound
        ProgressSet($i / $ubound * 100)
        Sleep(1000 / @DesktopRefresh)
    Next
    Sleep(550)
WEnd
Func _ConfirmExit()
    HotKeySet("{esc}")
    ProgressOff()
    If MsgBox(BitOR($MB_YESNO, $MB_SETFOREGROUND), @ScriptName, "Are you sure you want to exit?") = $IDYES Then
        Exit
    Else
        _Init()
    EndIf
EndFunc   ;==>_ConfirmExit

 

Thank you for improving on this. :thumbsup:
I am really a noob programmer and just stepping into creating automated utilities. I will try to figure out how all this is working and try to make it work with my rest of the script.
Thanks again!

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