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Run Autoit Script More Than Once?

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Hello,

I've been working with AutoIt for a little over 2 weeks now, and so far I've only created simple point and click automations.

It's working out great for me, but, I'd like to know if I can run multiple instances of AutoIt without one taking mouse control over the other. I want to be able to have a bunch of automations running, each working on its own, and I would like to run them on miminized windows so that I still have control over the computer.

Is this possible with AutoIt? Or must I run the automations on multiple computers?

Thanks!

EDIT: Also, if I'm running something minimized, how can I get the pixel colors at a certain coordinate inside the window? I don't think PixelGetColor will work, because that just grabs straight off the screen.

Here's my code, I want to be able to have this running multiple times, in multiple minimized windows.

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If PixelGetColor ( 631 , 485 ) = 0xEDC21F Then

MouseClick ( "left" , 358 , 495 , 1 )

Sleep ( 300 )

Send ( "8768400995" )

MouseClick ( "left" , 631 , 485 , 1 )

Sleep ( 1200 )

ElseIf PixelGetColor ( 631 , 485 ) <> 0xEDC21F Then

Do

PixelGetColor ( 631 , 485 )

Until PixelGetColor ( 631 , 485 ) = 0xEDC21F

If PixelGetColor ( 631 , 485 ) = 0xEDC21F Then

MouseClick ( "left" , 358 , 495 , 1 )

Sleep ( 300 )

Send ( "8768400995" )

MouseClick ( "left" , 631 , 485 , 1 )

Sleep ( 1200 )

EndIf

EndIf

If PixelGetColor ( 578 , 382 ) = 0xEBE9ED Then

MouseClick ( "left" , 523 , 404 , 1 )

Sleep ( 300 )

MouseClick ( "left" , 358 , 495 , 1 )

Send ( "^a" )

Sleep ( 300 )

Send ( "8768400995" )

MouseClick ( "left" , 631 , 485 , 1 )

EndIf

;checks 2nd page

If PixelGetColor ( 849 , 563 ) = 0xE7A80C Then

MouseClick ( "left" , 849 , 563 , 1 )

ElseIf PixelGetColor ( 849 , 563 ) <> 0xE7A80C Then

Do

PixelGetColor ( 849 , 563 )

Until PixelGetColor ( 849 , 563 ) = 0xE7A80C

If PixelGetColor ( 849 , 563 ) = 0xE7A80C Then

MouseClick ( "left" , 849 , 563 , 1 )

EndIf

EndIf

;checks 3rd page

If PixelGetColor ( 568 , 624 ) = 0xE59C0A Then

Sleep ( 1000 )

MouseClick ( "left" , 344 , 100 , 1 )

MouseClick ( "left" , 134 , 130 , 1 )

MouseClick ( "left" , 67 , 412 , 1 )

MouseClick ( "left" , 181 , 413 , 1 )

Sleep ( 300 )

Send ( "^a" )

Sleep ( 300 )

Send ( "^x" )

MouseClick ( "left" , 356 , 129, 1 )

Sleep ( 300 )

MouseClick ( "left" , 373 , 450, 1 )

Sleep ( 300 )

Send ( "^v" )

MouseClick ( "left" , 568 , 624 , 1 )

EndIf

If PixelGetColor ( 568 , 624 ) <> 0xE59C0A Then

Do

PixelGetColor ( 568 , 624 )

Until PixelGetColor ( 568 , 624 ) = 0xE59C0A

If PixelGetColor ( 568 , 624 ) = 0xE59C0A Then

Sleep ( 1000 )

MouseClick ( "left" , 344 , 100 , 1 )

MouseClick ( "left" , 134 , 130 , 1 )

MouseClick ( "left" , 67 , 412 , 1 )

MouseClick ( "left" , 181 , 413 , 1 )

Sleep ( 300 )

Send ( "^a" )

Sleep ( 300 )

Send ( "^x" )

MouseClick ( "left" , 356 , 129, 1 )

Sleep ( 300 )

MouseClick ( "left" , 373 , 450, 1 )

Sleep ( 300 )

Send ( "^v" )

MouseClick ( "left" , 568 , 624 , 1 )

EndIf

EndIf

Sleep ( 1000 )

If PixelGetColor ( 413 , 399 ) = 0xEBE9ED Then

MouseClick ( "left" , 525 , 401 , 1 )

Sleep ( 300 )

MouseClick ( "left" , 373 , 450, 1 )

Sleep ( 300 )

Send ( "^v" )

MouseClick ( "left" , 568 , 624 , 1 )

EndIf

;clicks page

If PixelGetColor ( 350 , 421 ) = 0x6D523E Then

MouseClick ( "left" , 350 , 421 , 1 )

ElseIf PixelGetColor ( 350 , 421 ) <> 0x6D523E Then

Do

PixelGetColor ( 350 , 421 )

Until PixelGetColor ( 350 , 421 ) = 0x6D523E

If PixelGetColor ( 350 , 421 ) = 0x6D523E Then

MouseClick ( "left" , 350 , 421 , 1 )

EndIf

EndIf

;verifies page

If PixelGetColor ( 152 , 459 ) <> 0xFFFFFF Then

ElseIf PixelGetColor ( 152 , 459 ) = 0xFFFFFF Then

Do

PixelGetColor ( 152 , 459 )

Until PixelGetColor ( 152 , 459 ) <> 0xFFFFFF

Endif

If PixelGetColor ( 677 , 632 ) <> 0xEDC91D Or PixelGetColor ( 542 , 461 ) <> 0xEAD21C Then

Do

PixelGetColor ( 677 , 632 )

PixelGetColor ( 542 , 461 )

Until PixelGetColor ( 677 , 632 ) = 0xEDC91D Or PixelGetColor ( 542 , 461 ) = 0xEAD21C

EndIf

If PixelGetColor ( 677 , 632 ) = 0xEDC91D Then

Sleep ( 20000 )

MouseClick ( "left" , 676 , 642 , 1 )

SoundPlay ( "success.wav" , 1 )

Sleep ( 2147483647 )

EndIf

If PixelGetColor ( 542 , 461 ) = 0xEAD21C Then

MouseClick ( "left" , 403 , 161 , 1 )

Sleep ( 500 )

Send ( "^a" )

Sleep ( 500 )

Send ( "{ENTER}" )

EndIf

Until PixelGetColor ( 677 , 632 ) = 0xEDC91D

(It's pretty simple and not well done, but it works.)

Edited by Qaptian

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

You can run as many instances of autoIT as you want.

1) No single script will lock control over the mouse you can have as many as you want running.

However if you have multiple scripts trying to move your mouse around it's going to be tough to manage if possible at all. Depends on what your doing.

2) With direct mouse actions you couldn't do it on a minimzed window. You would have to have the script maximize the window do what it wants and minimize it again

3) With all of the above and your mouse moving by itself you of course wouldn't be able to use your computer.

I would look at "Control" commands in the help file such as ControlClick and ControlSend.

They would allow you ao automate things in multiple minimized windows without effecting each other.

And you should be able to use your PC while their working no problem.

-Kenny

Edited by ken82m

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Hello,

I've been working with AutoIt for a little over 2 weeks now, and so far I've only created simple point and click automations.

It's working out great for me, but, I'd like to know if I can run multiple instances of AutoIt without one taking mouse control over the other. I want to be able to have a bunch of automations running, each working on its own, and I would like to run them on miminized windows so that I still have control over the computer.

Is this possible with AutoIt? Or must I run the automations on multiple computers?

Thanks!

Multiple script can be ran in parallel but obviously there is only one mouse to direct. You should try to use the ControlXXXX() Functions which does allow multiple tasks on different windows/controls.

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So, if I understand correctly, the "ControlClick" function should be able to click inside a minimized window without having to open it?

Also, Could I add a window handle in the PixelGetColor function to get pixel colors from a minimized window?

I sincerely thank you for your speedy replies.

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I don't see the getcolor working since the window is minimized it's not filling any pixels on your desktop.

But yes the ControlClick should be able to click inside a minimized window no problem.

It directly instructs the windows itself that the button has been "clicked".

So you can be moving your mouse and clicking on other things while that's happening no problem.

And your welcome.

-Kenny


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