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Triggering a function in a running script externally

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I wrote a utility that allows me to define different backgrounds for Windows Vista (using guicreate and picture...so basically I'm creating windows with my graphic and keeping it in the back).

Anywho...I wanted to add a context menu item to the gif,jpg,bmp file types (I know how to do this) that would give me the option to "set as desktop" except mine would be: Send to display 1 | Send to display 2 | etc.

I'd like to be able to trigger the running instance to deal with the call that I make from the context menu.

Any ideas? Possible?

TIA


Sean Shrum :: http://www.shrum.net

All my published AU3-based apps and utilities

'Make it idiot-proof, and someone will make a better idiot'

 

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You can not call a function directly in your external app. But you could have the external app monitor for a message, changes in a registry setting or use good old TCP/IP.

If I recall right I have a sample using PostMessage in my signature.

Happy scripting.

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I thought about that...monitoring the registry...but I was worried about overhead...polling the registry every (say) 3 seconds.

I'll need to check into it deeper and see what kind of load it causes.


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'Make it idiot-proof, and someone will make a better idiot'

 

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