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Das Ami

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Hey guys it's me again.

I'm trying to make a program that I can run in the background, it's main purpose is to check a site-sourcecode for updates and alarm me if anything changes.

Is that even possible with autoit?

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Hey guys it's me again.

I'm trying to make a program that I can run in the background, it's main purpose is to check a site-sourcecode for updates and alarm me if anything changes.

Is that even possible with autoit?

Just set the "#NoTrayIcon" option for no tray icon and don't put anything in the script that pops a window, or at least use @SW_HIDE with Run() and RunWait(). If that's not enough, what do you mean by "in the background"?

:lmao:

Edited by PsaltyDS

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If that's not enough, what do you mean by "in the background"?

Minimized or even better in the tray icon, the problem is that I have to check a certain site for updates without having a window in the foreground or autoit interrupting me.

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just dont create a gui...

????????

I need to know if it's possible to check the site-sourcecode for updates.

The only thing I can think about is using mouseclicks and that's not an option.

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If you keep this vaguery up any longer we could string your posts into a poem and hopefully it will make sense as art.

Lar.

Geez... Well sorry I'm not a native speaker.

Alright I'll sum it up again.

I need a "silent" script that's playing the watchdog for me, without popping up to check the website for updates. (with mouseclicks as an example)

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I need to know if it's possible to check the site-sourcecode for updates.

The only thing I can think about is using mouseclicks and that's not an option.

Read the help file for:

InetGet()

and you can download the HTML file that stores the download link, and version info, and just do fileread and parse that information out of it..

-Get the Version info..

-Compare version info..

-if there is a new version InetGet(NewVersionURL)

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Geez... Well sorry I'm not a native speaker.

Alright I'll sum it up again.

I need a "silent" script that's playing the watchdog for me, without popping up to check the website for updates. (with mouseclicks as an example)

Have you bothered to look at _InetGetSource()?

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Read the help file for:

InetGet()

and you can download the HTML file that stores the download link, and version info, and just do fileread and parse that information out of it..

-Get the Version info..

-Compare version info..

-if there is a new version InetGet(NewVersionURL)

That's what I was looking for, thanks alot.

Have you bothered to look at _InetGetSource()?

I neither have autoit nor the helpfile because I'm at school, otherwise I would have. (I'm coding in wordpad)

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#10 ·  Posted (edited)

I neither have autoit nor the helpfile because I'm at school, otherwise I would have. (I'm coding in wordpad)

You are kidding ..rigth ?

Switzerland. 10:00 PM ....

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You are kidding ..rigth ?

Switzerland. 10:00 PM ....

Nope I'm not, I'm taking an advanced english course right now. (I guess that qualifies as school doesn't it?)

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Nope I'm not, I'm taking an advanced english course right now. (I guess that qualifies as school doesn't it?)

The your are kidding was meant 2 fold:

1. 10:00 PM ... answered that ..kind of..

2. You dare to ask questions about autoit3 without a proper setup where you can Code/Test and Look for Information yourself ...

What about get thoings set up first properly and then come with questions if you can't find it your self in the helpfile or previous posted question in this forum .......


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#13 ·  Posted (edited)

2. You dare to ask questions about autoit3 without a proper setup where you can Code/Test and Look for Information yourself ...

What about get thoings set up first properly and then come with questions if you can't find it your self in the helpfile or previous posted question in this forum .......

How should I set up something that I don't even know if it exists?

That was the one and only point of this thread, to ask if it's possible or if I have to switch to another programming language.

I'm not as experienced as most of you guys I'm one of those lazy people who only use autoit to automate their boring everyday tasks.

I know that it's in the helpfile but as I said I can't access it right now, if you're upset or somethign just delete this thread, the problem is solved now anyway.

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I know that it's in the helpfile but as I said I can't access it right now, if you're upset or somethign just delete this thread, the problem is solved now anyway.

Not to worry, it takes a heck of a lot more to get me upset.

... its all about lots of people (not just you) having a habit of posting a , as Larry pointed out, vague question and expecting an answer, were if you put in a very little bit of effort like search the forum or look at the Helpfile you could find the answer easily. The helpfile is also online so "not having it ion the PC"is not a valid argument ....

Anyway you have your answer and I think the next time you will do some research before asking .....

Enjoy scripting and make sure you start using a proper Editor like SciTE.... :lmao:


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