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Exit(0) does nothing besides closing the program

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Greetings,

As determined here, by way of a remote execution deployment solution, I have determined the following:

1. Normal execution of compiled exe sends no notification that the program has completed

2. Failed execution of compiled exe sends Exit Code 1 and is read properly by Windows

3. use of Exit sends no notification

4. use of Exit(0) sends no notification

5. use of Exit(1) sends Exit Code 1 (see #2)

The Help File lists claims the following:

(optional) Integer that sets the script's return code. This code can be used by Windows or the DOS variable %ERRORLEVEL%. The default is 0. Scripts normally set an errorlevel of 0 if the script executed properly; error levels 1 and above typically indicate that the script did not execute properly.

Remarks

The parameter, if included, can be enclosed in parentheses. Thus, the following are equivalent: Exit, Exit 0, and Exit(0). However, Exit() is invalid.

The code can be retrieved in a Func OnAutoItExit() by @EXITCODE.

By using a debug MsgBox, I have determined the following:

1. if contains Exit(1), @EXITCODE = 1

2. if contains Exit(0), @EXITCODE = 0

--- There was an instance within the help file that also stated that if the app gets an Exit Code of 0, then it "does nothing". I am looking for that section now but I can't seem to find it.

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I'm not sure what you are talking about, but a return code of 0 means nothing went wrong and nothing needs to be done. The return value is a left-over of batch jobs where the .bat file could check for an error value using a batch macro. I don't know that it's used much anymore except for debugging purposes.

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I move this topic to support forum as it is not a BUg report but a support one

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Greetings,

As determined here, by way of a remote execution deployment solution, I have determined the following:

1. Normal execution of compiled exe sends no notification that the program has completed

2. Failed execution of compiled exe sends Exit Code 1 and is read properly by Windows

3. use of Exit sends no notification

4. use of Exit(0) sends no notification

5. use of Exit(1) sends Exit Code 1 (see #2)

The Help File lists claims the following:

By using a debug MsgBox, I have determined the following:

1. if contains Exit(1), @EXITCODE = 1

2. if contains Exit(0), @EXITCODE = 0

--- There was an instance within the help file that also stated that if the app gets an Exit Code of 0, then it "does nothing". I am looking for that section now but I can't seem to find it.

If you use SciTe you may see in console: "AutoIT3.exe ended.rc:0". If you would use Exit(2) then it will say "AutoIT3.exe ended.rc:2" colored red. So, if a batch program would call your program and your program exits with Exit(2) then batch program may say "The Program.EXE ended with exit code 2!". Also, if you call another program from your script, you may read its exit code and then see if it is closed properly or whatever program autors made some exit code for. Generally, exit code 0 means that is all OK (that happens when you call Exit or Exit(0)), code 1 means warning and code 2 means error. Got it?

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Figured this out in another topic: The return code from Exit (1234567) will show up correctly in %ERRORLEVEL% inside a batch file, but not when running commands by typing at the console.

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