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how to prevent an appl. to call external application?

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code:

run("application.exe")

send("!C") ; creates report in html and opens it in default web browser

Question:

how to prevent application.exe to call browser? I don't need to view the report, because html will be processed by script

Thanks!

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You really can't afaik unless you wrote the program yourself. You could use something like

If ProcessExists($process_name) = 1 Then
ProcessClose($process_name); can't remember if it's the name or the PID so try both
Endif

But that would close all instances of the browser unless ProcessClose() uses the PID. There would also be a small delay and the browser window would probably flash.

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You really can't afaik unless you wrote the program yourself. You could use something like

If ProcessExists($process_name) = 1 Then
ProcessClose($process_name); can't remember if it's the name or the PID so try both
Endif

But that would close all instances of the browser unless ProcessClose() uses the PID. There would also be a small delay and the browser window would probably flash.

I was thinking if there is a way to run "application.exe" inside some "wrapper" mode and to have control over what it does. Like Thinstall for instance...just simpler

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Not that I know of. I'm not an expert by any stretch so I could be wrong. You can automate something and control its behavior that way but you can't stop something it's programmed to do by default unless there's an option that allows you to do so manually or a command line parameter for that.

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so is it possible to monitor which processes are started by the running application?

in this case, your loop would work.

But what if html is opened in a tab, not a separate window?

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You can check if a process is a child process yes, I don't know the function but there is one (I don't have atuoit on this computer so no helpfile). If it's opened in a tab you're kind of screwed unless you're using FF (I'm guessing you are) because there may be a function in FF.au3 to close a single tab. If there is just close the newest tab or the one with the name of the opened data (run the program once, get the name, done). There are a lot of theoretical ways to get the result you want just not many practical ways that I'm aware of.

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