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Can someone help me out with an example of how to create and interact with a second application that the first application creates?

Here is the scenario:

I have a main script that is doing the bulk of the work, however when I kick off a few sub commands it briefly pauses my main program.

What I would like to do is create these sub tasks (which do not rely on anything in the main program) in a second hidden application and just do a ControlSend or stdoutread to the second application as needed. However I am having some trouble figuring out how to make it work, and I don't know what the most optimal method should look like.

Do I need to have my main program write the code for the second program (including a GUI with associated input boxes and buttons etc.) to a .au3 file and then compile and run that second program? Then interact with it via ControlSend like mentioned above?

I suppose I could compile the second program entirely and simply do a FileInstall of that into the main program... but is there a better way?

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I guess fileinstalling the second script and then start it is the easiest way. So, give it a try.

So long,


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Here's a demo of such and arrangement, posted some time ago by a dashingly handsome antarctic flightless water fowl...

Using GUI Controls for interprocess comms


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