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$CitrixWindowExists = "?"
    While 1
        If WinExists($CitrixWindowExists) Then
            $CitrixExists = 1
                MsgBox(0, "Ruh Roh", "Citrix Window Closed.", 30)
                Shutdown(0) ;logoff here


This is something simple, but me being a newbie to AutoIT, I'd REALLY appreciate some help..

I really just need to monitor for a Citrix Window that closes, I know I can target that window title when it's active, but in my testing I am having trouble making it consistent and I am sure it's something I am doing wrong, in addition to this being a learning process for me.

Any clarification or wisdom is appreciated. I just need to actively and continuously monitor when the window closes and then perform the logoff..as long s the window is active, nothing needs to be done.

Edited by engagewithrage
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64 is the info symbol, one of a few values I know by heart.

30 is the timout value for the MsgBox()

As @OJBakker mentioned already, pls have a look at the documentation for MsgBox()


A very nice tool is the Message Box Code Wizzard, available by pressing  [alt]+[w] from SciTE editor. There you can set a lot of things to design your message boxes. Many things are done through this numeric, fist value to be passed to the MsgBox() function. The wizzard will calculate the value as needed to match your selections.


And finally a suggestion:


MsgBox(64"blahblah"m30) is messed up, broken sample code. Pls. try to be precisely!

Edited by rudi

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On 11/10/2022 at 5:14 AM, rudi said:




while WinExists($CitrixTitle)
    Sleep 200

MsgBox(64,"Citrix Window closed","Going to logoff",30)


This is not consistent enough, sometimes it detects when the window closes, often times not..

I've been reading the below, so we'll see if I can find a way to always target the window and perform the logoff when it closes..we'll see how it goes lol


Edited by engagewithrage
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28 minutes ago, engagewithrage said:
$CitrixWindowTitle = "Something - More Something Stuffs"
While WinExists("[TITLE:$CitrixWindowTitle; CLASS:Transparent Windows Client; INSTANCE:1]", "")

Are there escape characters I need to use a variable in the advanced window titles thingy? Or do I need to use plain text?


$CitrixWindowTitle = "Something - Something Else"
While WinExists("[TITLE:" & $CitrixWindowTitle & "; CLASS:Transparent Windows Client; INSTANCE:1]", "")


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