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Hotkey Start and Stop?

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#1 ·  Posted

I have a question. How would you make a macro script in which when you hit a hotkey, such as F4, and it begins spamming text like "HI" over and over in a continuous loop until you hit another hotkey such as F6? I know it's a newbie question... but I tried searching already and came up with nothing. Thank you for even bothering to read this topic because I can't imagine the frustration you have pros have to deal with against newbies like me everyday.

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

HotKeySet('{F3}', 'Spam')
HotKeySet('{F4}', 'Stop')
HotKey('{ESC}, 'Exit')

Func Spam()
Do
Send('SPAM' & '{ENTER}')
Until ?
EndFunc

Func Stop()
ExitLoop
EndFunc

Func Exit()
Exit
EndFunc

So far this is my horrible noob script. -.-

Edited by RadioBoy

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#3 ·  Posted

Do a search for pause :whistle:


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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

I assume you were trying to lead me to your post in this topic. Well, I read up on it, so I decided to try rewriting the script based off of the script you posted and off of my own assumtions.

Would this work?

$spam = HotKeySet('{F3}', 'Spam')
$exit = HotKeySet('{ESC}', 'Close')

Func Spam()
While 1
$msg = GUIGetMsg()
Select  
Case $msg = $spam
        Do
            Send('SPAM' & '{ENTER}')
            $msg = GUIGetMsg()
        Until $msg = $stop
        MsgBox(0,0,0)
    Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        ExitLoop
EndSelect
WEnd
EndFunc

Func Close()
Exit
EndFunc
Edited by RadioBoy

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#5 ·  Posted

Global $paused
HotKeySet( "{PAUSE}", "TogglePause")

; Put any scripting here
; when you hit the pause key it will stop everthing your script is doing till you hit pause again

Func TogglePause()
    $paused = Not $paused
    While $paused
        Sleep(100)
        ToolTip('PROGRAM IS PAUSED', 500, 100);Not nessesary but i like the tool tip
    WEnd
EndFunc


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#6 ·  Posted

Global $paused
HotKeySet( "{PAUSE}", "TogglePause")

; Put any scripting here
; when you hit the pause key it will stop everthing your script is doing till you hit pause again

Func TogglePause()
    $paused = Not $paused
    While $paused
        Sleep(100)
        ToolTip('PROGRAM IS PAUSED', 500, 100);Not nessesary but i like the tool tip
    WEnd
EndFunc
How does it understand what $paused is?

Random

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#7 ·  Posted

How does it understand what $paused is?

It doesn't. $paused is used as a boolean variable in this script, meaning it can have true or false for a value. The statement $pause = not $pause means that the state is inverted (toggled). If it was true before, it is false after, and v.v.. Then the script does something if $pause is true (it pauses, obviously :whistle:).


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#8 ·  Posted

A more correct / readable way would be like this

Global $paused = FALSE
HotKeySet( "{PAUSE}", "TogglePause")

; Put any scripting here
; when you hit the pause key it will stop everthing your script is doing till you hit pause again

Func TogglePause()
    $paused = Not $paused
    While $paused
        Sleep(100)
        ToolTip('PROGRAM IS PAUSED', 500, 100);Not nessesary but i like the tool tip
    WEnd
EndFunc

Start here if you are new Valuater's AutoIT 1-2-3Looking for an UDF - Look hereDo you need to do it twice - Autoit

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