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Problem with a return value

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First off, my first post but I've gotten a lot of helpful information off of these forums before so thanks to everyone for that.

Now, I am reading some text to the clipboard from a software's help menu. This text includes the version number of the program, which is the value i'm parsing for.

The function is set up to check if the program is running, and if it isn't, start it. So, the problem I have is that if the program is already running when the function is called, it works flawlessly. If the function itself has to start the program, it always returns 0.

code below:

$bigLongString = ClipGet()
        
        $index = StringInStr($bigLongString, "<string>TheProgram, Version")
        
        $shorterString = StringTrimLeft($bigLongString, $index + 27)
        
        $build = StringSplit($shorterString, ",")
        
        MsgBox(0, "", $build[1])
        
        return $build[1]

its parsing an XML file and TheProgram is a placeholder for this post.

The msgbox dialog is for debugging. No matter if the program is running or not when the function is called, the msgbox always displays the correct string, but the return value is 0 in the circumstance i mentioned above.

Any help would be great. Thanks.

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First off, my first post but I've gotten a lot of helpful information off of these forums before so thanks to everyone for that.

Now, I am reading some text to the clipboard from a software's help menu. This text includes the version number of the program, which is the value i'm parsing for.

The function is set up to check if the program is running, and if it isn't, start it. So, the problem I have is that if the program is already running when the function is called, it works flawlessly. If the function itself has to start the program, it always returns 0.

code below:

$bigLongString = ClipGet()
        
        $index = StringInStr($bigLongString, "<string>TheProgram, Version")
        
        $shorterString = StringTrimLeft($bigLongString, $index + 27)
        
        $build = StringSplit($shorterString, ",")
        
        MsgBox(0, "", $build[1])
        
        return $build[1]
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