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Hello everyone, I'm new user, this is my first post so welcome  :) I hope to have a great time.

So, I always read about interesting topics and learned many things, even if my programming skill is like 1/10 compared to some usere here, but I'm kinda happy of the small work I'm doing with autoit overall.

Yesterday I started a new project, implementing the GUI interface with KODA with some buttons, for the first time.. very intuitive and easy to understand I must say. Though, I ran into a problem, I searched on web, there are many topics even here but because of my low knowledge I don't understand the solution at 100% .

Basically time ago I made a very simple bot kinda like this that was running on background: My aim was to press "W" every 1minute on the Notepad application, until closed from the tray icon bar.

while 1=1
    ControlSend("Notepad", "", "", "{w}")
    sleep (60000) ; waits 1 minute

Now I want to do the same function, but controlled by two buttons, start and stop so I created

$startbutton = GUICtrlCreateButton("Start", 145, 88, 49, 25)
$stopbutton = GUICtrlCreateButton("Stop", 145, 115, 49, 25)

Case $startbutton
    Call ("loop")

Where "loop" is the loop function created before the "GUI while 1".

Problem obviously is when i click start, it calls the function "loop" who has itself a while 1=1 and a sleep inside, so the only way to stop it closing the program with alt f4, the

Case $stopbutton

can't operate since the program is running a while loop with a sleep, outside the gui table.

Any easy way to fix this? I maybe be succesfull with an hotkey, but I want to press a "stop" button somewhere in the form, rather then pressin a physical key on my keyboard.

Hope you understand me, thanks for any help, appreciated! Have a good day.

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41 minutes ago, dogscripter said:

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You nearly made it generic enough ... but forgot that file path. Oh well ... shit happens so here goes:


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