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Recently, I was getting bored because of quarantine. So I thought maybe let's do some AutoIt.

I recently discovered that you can use the command prompt to run autoit scripts with CmdLine, so I was excited to use it for the first time. I wanted to make a program which "creates" a 2nd clipboard.

So this is how it should work.

- I open cmd

- I type in "filename.au3 [the words that i want to copy]"

- I press enter

- It creates a hotkey to paste the copied word

- It does an empty while loop so it doesn't immediately exit

- To exit the script, I type in "filename.au3 exit".

 

But "filename.au3 exit" doesn't work so I have to manually click on the tray icon which is not what I wanted. I'm fairly new to AutoIt so I don't really know how things work.

Sorry if my English is horrible, it isn't my native language.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

Global Const $g_iProfileDir = @UserProfileDir & "\"
Global Const $g_iProgDir = @UserProfileDir & "\Clipify 2.0\" ;dir path
Global Const $g_iIniFile = $g_iProgDir & "config.ini" ;ini file path

DirCreate($g_iProgDir)
Local $iIniRead = IniRead($g_iIniFile, "Setup", "IfExists", "NOEXIST") ; checks if the ini file exists
If $iIniRead = "NOEXIST" Then
    IniWrite($g_iIniFile, "Setup", "IfExists", "1")
    FileMove(@ScriptFullPath, $g_iProfileDir & @ScriptName) ; if it doesn't exist, it'll create the ini file and move the script to the user directory so you don't have to put the entire file path
Else
    Select
        Case $CmdLine[0] = ""
            ToolTip("")
        Case $CmdLine[1] <> "Exit"
            HotKeySet("{TAB}", "_Clip2")
            HotKeySet("`", "_Exit")
            While 1
            WEnd
        Case $CmdLine[1] = "Exit"
            Local $aProcessList = ProcessList(@AutoItPID)
            For $i = 1 To $aProcessList[0][0]
                ProcessClose($aProcessList[$i][1])
            Next
        Case Else ; if it has more than 2 parameters it will automatically exit
            Exit
    EndSelect
EndIf

Func _Clip2()
    Send($CmdLine[1])
EndFunc   ;==>_Clip2

Func _Exit()
    Exit
EndFunc   ;==>_Exit


 

Edited by Jos
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Your problem is the ProcessList.  @AutoItPID is unique to each process.  Since you are creating 2 different processes, they have their own individual PID.  Your ProcessList should look for all AutoIt3.exe and close them.  But I would recommend that you close all processes except the one @AutoItPID which should be close normally with Exit.

When you have While...WEnd loop, include a small sleep inside so you do not overload your CPU.

And please use this tool when you post code.  

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21 minutes ago, Nine said:

Your problem is the ProcessList.  @AutoItPID is unique to each process.  Since you are creating 2 different processes, they have their own individual PID.  Your ProcessList should look for all AutoIt3.exe and close them.  But I would recommend that you close all processes except the one @AutoItPID which should be close normally with Exit.

When you have While...WEnd loop, include a small sleep inside so you do not overload your CPU.

And please use this tool when you post code.  

It worked! And I didn't even know that it could overload my CPU.

Thanks!

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