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Working with a script that runs some simulations.

Problem is that the script should continue after the text "done" has appear. The main problem is that "done" keeps flashing while the simulations are still running, so the script assumes that they(simulations) are done and continues the procedure, this should not happen.

Question is; How is it possible to make the window wait untill done has been visable for at least 1 sek.

This is the script

ControlClick("SimLight","Calculate",3210) ; Calculate
   WinWait("SimLight","Done") ; Waiting for calculations to be done(This is the problem)



Ivan Nikolaisson

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Welcome to the AutoIt forums.

How often does the "Done" flash? I suggest using a loop adjusting your timing so that you stand a good chance of not always hitting the moment when it is visible and then incrementing a counter to get 3 consecutive hits each at least 500ms apart.


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Thanks for your reply, a single simulation lasts for around 10 seconds. Within those 10 seconds the done flashes around 20 times. 

I understand your suggestion and it might work. However, I'm running many simulations (around 5000) so there is a chance some of them might be prone to error if I use your suggested method. I would however like to try.

Can you give an example on a counter?




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