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What is wrong with this loop?

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Hi, I'm relatively new to AutoIt and was writing some simple code to help me get the hang of it. When I started using simple loops I noticed that they weren't working. Can someone tell me what the problem is?

dim $value
$value = 1
run ("notepad.exe")
winwaitactive("Untitled - Notepad")

do 
If WinExists("Untitled -") Then
    send("how are you")
    sleep(200)
EndIf
while $value = 1

I know that this would be an infinite loop at this point if the loop were functioning correctly, but it only runs once, then shuts itself off. Any ideas anyone?

Edited by sevad

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its do until not , do while

Example

Global $value = 1
run ("notepad.exe")
WinWaitActive("Untitled - Notepad")

Do
If WinExists("Untitled - Notepad") Then
While WinActive("Untitled - Notepad")
    send("how are you")
    sleep(200)
WEnd
$value += 1 ; adds 1 to value which exits the loop
EndIf
Until $value <> 1
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Edited by thatsgreat2345

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its do until not , do while

Example

Global $value = 1
run ("notepad.exe")
WinWaitActive("Untitled - Notepad")

Do
If WinExists("Untitled - Notepad") Then
While WinActive("Untitled - Notepad")
    send("how are you")
    sleep(200)
$value += 1 ; adds 1 to value which exits the loop
EndIf
Until $value <> 1
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Might want to check that first example you provided... think your missing something :whistle:

Common sense plays a role in the basics of understanding AutoIt... If you're lacking in that, do us all a favor, and step away from the computer.

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