LondonNDIB

Before I begin... is this the right tool? Constantly monitor for a window (always)?

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#1 ·  Posted

I have a piece of software that I use on infrequent days, but frequently in those days (if that makes sense).  Annoyingly, there's a form that pops up that I have to fill in every time.  So I thought AutoIt would be perfect for that.  However, my concern is that my PC takes a performance hit for the 90%+ time I'm not actively using the script.

Is the performance hit so negligiblele I shouldn't worry about it?  Or is there some trick so I don't have the hit at all?

I was thinking I'd have the script run at bootup and always be there, waiting for the window.  But maybe there's a better way to do it? 

Thanks.

ps.  I used to use AutoIt a lot back in V2.  Sparingly since it went to V3.  Not at all since probably 3 to 5 years so I'm really out of practice.

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#2 ·  Posted

LondonNDIB,

I have a number of AutoIt scripts running constantly which does not seem to slow down my machine in any noticeable manner. These scripts usually have a Sleep(10) or GUIGetMsg call (which has an internal sleep of about that duration) in a loop - if you can afford to wait a bit longer than the 10 milliseconds which that provides you can reduce the CPU load (if it could even be called that) of the scripts even further.

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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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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#3 ·  Posted

Great, thank you.  Yes I could probably wait 500 ms or so.

This  may be asking too much... but is there an example script I could use as a template?  I'd like to jump start this.  Just something that demonstrates a structure for a program that runs continuously.

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#4 ·  Posted

LondonNDIB,

You need an example for something so simple? If you insist.....

While 1
    
    If WinExists(.....) Then
        ; Do something
    EndIf
    
    Sleep(500)
    
WEnd

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

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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#5 ·  Posted

As I said:

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ps.  I used to use AutoIt a lot back in V2.  Sparingly since it went to V3.  Not at all since probably 3 to 5 years so I'm really out of practice.

So yes, an example of something so simple is helpful.  No, I didn't "need" it and no, I didn't "insist".  I figured it would be a couple of seconds for you to save me an hour of reading, so I made a simple request.

Answer appreciated... attitude, less so.

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#6 ·  Posted

LondonNDIB,

If you are going to start coding in a "new" language and yet are not prepared to put in the effort to find out for yourself how to create something as simple as an infinite loop to detect a window, I question whose attitude requires adjusting.

Anyway, and I hope more helpfully, might I suggest reading the Help file (at least the first few sections - Using AutoIt, Tutorials and the first couple of References - which will give you a good grounding in current AutoIt coding.  You should also look at this excellent tutorial - you will find other tutorials in the Wiki (the link is at the top of the page).

Good luck!

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

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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