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Hi,

This is my code:

#include <Date.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

$hour = @HOUR
$min  = @MIN
$sec  = @SEC
$msec = @MSEC
While Not $hour = 13 And $min = 19 And $sec = 30 And 599 < $msec And $msec < 999
        Run('chrome.exe')
        WinActivate('Google Chrome')
        Send('{F12}')
        ConsoleWrite($hour & ':' & $min & ':' & $sec & '.' & $msec & @CRLF) ; *** just for test
        Sleep(10000)
WEnd

What I want is until my time is not yet reached to 13:19:30, while loop continues and wait for that time (suppose current time is 13:15:00);

I did test this code with "Not" and without it, but as soon as I run the code, it exits successfully.

I'm not sure what is wrong logically with the code.

I also tested this but it runs forever:

#include <Date.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

$hour = @HOUR
$min  = @MIN
$sec  = @SEC
$msec = @MSEC
While 1
    if $hour = 13 And $min = 29 And $sec = 10 And 599 < $msec And $msec < 999 Then
        Run('chrome.exe')
        WinActivate('Google Chrome')
        Send('{F12}')
        ConsoleWrite($hour & ':' & $min & ':' & $sec & '.' & $msec & @CRLF) ; *** just for test
    EndIf
WEnd

Is it right?

I just want to press one time F12, writes the time on console (it's just for test) and then breaks the loop and exit the program.

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In your first example code, Not applies to $hour = 13.

Leave msec out, you don't need that and make it simple:

While _NowTime() < "13:19:30"
    Sleep(100)
WEnd

 

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55 minutes ago, inna said:

Thanks, but I need milliseconds.

Why? That won't be that accurate anyway and can't really see why that would be needed.

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It is because you are reading time outside the loop.  And Not only applies to $hour (see operator precedence in help file).

Try this instead :

#include <Date.au3>

Local $tTime
While True
  $tTime = _Date_Time_GetLocalTime()
  If $tTime.hour = 7 And $tTime.minute = 59 And $tTime.second = 30 And $tTime.mseconds > 599 And $tTime.mseconds < 999 Then
    ; do what you need to do here
    ConsoleWrite("Time achieved" & @CRLF)
    Sleep(500) ; make sure you only run it once
  EndIf
  Sleep(100) ; so as not overload CPU
WEnd

 

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2 minutes ago, Jos said:

Why? That won't be that accurate anyway and can't really see why that would be needed.

Because there's some reservation that requires to hit the button, and milliseconds is important there due to high traffic of the other people like me try to reserve.

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38 minutes ago, Nine said:

It is because you are reading time outside the loop.  And Not only applies to $hour (see operator precedence in help file).

Try this instead :

#include <Date.au3>

Local $tTime
While True
  $tTime = _Date_Time_GetLocalTime()
  If $tTime.hour = 7 And $tTime.minute = 59 And $tTime.second = 30 And $tTime.mseconds > 599 And $tTime.mseconds < 999 Then
    ; do what you need to do here
    ConsoleWrite("Time achieved" & @CRLF)
    Sleep(500) ; make sure you only run it once
  EndIf
  Sleep(100) ; so as not overload CPU
WEnd

 

It runs my task but loop does not break.

This is my code (it finally exits Chrome):

#include <Date.au3>

Local $tTime
While True
  $tTime = _Date_Time_GetLocalTime()
  If $tTime.hour = 17 And $tTime.minute = 06 And $tTime.second = 25 And $tTime.mseconds > 599 And $tTime.mseconds < 999 Then
    Run('chrome.exe')
    WinActivate('Google Chrome')
    Sleep(500)
    Send('{F12}')
    Opt("SendKeyDownDelay", 1000)
    Send("{ALT down}{F4}")
    Send('{alt up}')
    ConsoleWrite("Time achieved" & @CRLF)
    Sleep(500) ; make sure you only run it once
  EndIf
  Sleep(100) ; so as not overload CPU
WEnd

And this is the Console's output:

>"C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\..\AutoIt3.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper\AutoIt3Wrapper.au3" /run /prod /ErrorStdOut /in "C:\Users\Saeed\Desktop\test.au3" /UserParams    
+>17:06:20 Starting AutoIt3Wrapper (21.316.1639.1) from:SciTE.exe (4.4.6.0)  Keyboard:00000409  OS:WIN_10/2009  CPU:X64 OS:X64  Environment(Language:0409)  CodePage:0  utf8.auto.check:4
+>         SciTEDir => C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE   UserDir => C:\Users\Saeed\AppData\Local\AutoIt v3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper   SCITE_USERHOME => C:\Users\Saeed\AppData\Local\AutoIt v3\SciTE 
>Running AU3Check (3.3.16.1)  from:C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3  input:C:\Users\Saeed\Desktop\test.au3
+>17:06:20 AU3Check ended.rc:0
>Running:(3.3.16.1):C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\autoit3.exe "C:\Users\Saeed\Desktop\test.au3"    
+>Setting Hotkeys...--> Press Ctrl+Alt+Break to Restart or Ctrl+BREAK to Stop.
Time achieved

Current local time is 17:10.

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2 minutes ago, inna said:

It runs my task but loop does not break.

Then add an ExitLoop at the point you want to break the loop... ;) 

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3 hours ago, Jos said:

Then add an ExitLoop at the point you want to break the loop... ;) 

Thanks, I added and now it breaks the loop after one iteration.

I just decided to add InputBox like this, but the loop does not start.

I intend to take time from myself instead of editing the code (I want to compile an EXE so that I can give the app time to start) and then does what I want (in this example it is opening a Chrome browser and then exit):

#include <Date.au3>

Local $tTime
$tTime = _Date_Time_GetLocalTime()
Local $hour = InputBox('OK', 'Enter Hour (Between 0-24):')
Local $minute = InputBox('OK', 'Enter Minutes (Between 0-59):')
Local $second = InputBox('OK', 'Enter Seconds (Between 0-59):')
Local $millisecond = InputBox('OK', 'Enter MilliSeconds (Between 0-999):')
$hour = Int($hour)
$minute = Int($minute)
$second = Int($second)
$millisecond = Int($millisecond)
;MsgBox($MB_OKCANCEL, 'The Given Values', 'The entered time is ' & $hour & ':' & $minute & ':' & $second & ':' & $millisecond)
ConsoleWrite('The entered time is ' & $hour & ':' & $minute & ':' & $second & ':' & $millisecond)

While True
    If ($hour) AND ($minute) AND ($second) AND ($millisecond) Then
    Run('chrome.exe')
    WinActivate('Google Chrome')
    Sleep(500)
    Send('{F12}')
    Opt("SendKeyDownDelay", 1000)
    Send("{ALT down}{F4}")
    Send('{alt up}')
    ConsoleWrite("Time achieved" & @CRLF)
    ExitLoop
  EndIf
WEnd

I know there's something wrong with my If, but I cannot find what's wrong with it.

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Come on.. that can't be your best try seeing the original working one, so try again and this time think a little about it. ;)

Post your code when it doesn't work, but it has to be a bit more serious that the last.

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