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Hi, there.

Searched on the forum but wasn't able to find anything about it.

Is there any way to force compiled autoit script (exe) to run syncronously?

To be more specific: look at this minimal script "MyWait.au3":


#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>

MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "End", "10 seconds gone!")


When i compile to the file "MyWait.exe", and then i run it (under command prompt) like this:


the prompt is immediately restored and after 10 seconds the msgbox appears (it runs asyncronously).

Instead, if i run it like this:

c:>start /wait "MyWait.exe"

The prompt is not restored until the script is entirely processed

Is there any way, maybe some autoit directive or so, to force the script to be syncronous by himself, without using the "start /wait" launching mode?

Any help appreciated



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Moved to the appropriate forum, as the Developer General Discussion forum very clearly states:


General development and scripting discussions.

Do not create AutoIt-related topics here, use the AutoIt General Help and Support or AutoIt Technical Discussion forums.

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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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On 1/10/2021 at 1:34 PM, Nine said:

Compile it CUI instead of GUI

Thank you so much!

What a dumb i am!

I was ever convinced the the CUI option was incompatible with any GUI control, so i thought it was not a valid option (in my case) because my applications run either GUI-interactively (when invoked without positional parameters) and non-interactively (invoked with positiona parameters).

Aside from the "syncronous" property, what are exactly the effects of a "CUI" compilation?

Thanks again

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29 minutes ago, FrancoBordin said:

Aside from the "syncronous" property, what are exactly the effects of a "CUI" compilation?

You can do ConsoleWrite and it will show in the DOS console.

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