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Pausing Timers

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I have a script in which I run a loop several thousand times and I have a function that is called on tray mouseover that calculates how many times the loop has run per second. I do this by dividing $i by the timerdif of the timerinit started right before the loop. It takes a little bit of time to do this calculation, so if you leave your mouse over the tray icon, the loops/second rate begins to drop because of the time delay for the calculation.

Is there any way to pause the timer before the calculation and resume it right after the calculation has completed?

Thanks all.

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I have a script in which I run a loop several thousand times and I have a function that is called on tray mouseover that calculates how many times the loop has run per second. I do this by dividing $i by the timerdif of the timerinit started right before the loop. It takes a little bit of time to do this calculation, so if you leave your mouse over the tray icon, the loops/second rate begins to drop because of the time delay for the calculation.

Is there any way to pause the timer before the calculation and resume it right after the calculation has completed?

Thanks all.

You'll need to use a variable as kind of a running total for your timer...it should (naturally) start at 0. Whenever you query the timer, add the actual timer value (timerdiff) to the value stored in your running total variable. When you need to pause the timer, simply add the current timer value to the running total variable. Then when you want to resume the timer, just start it over at 0 (since the previous total time is still stored in the variable). That way, your total time will always be whatever your timer reads plus the value stored in your "running total" variable.

I hope that makes sense...it's late :mellow:

Edit: this might help:

GUICreate("pausable timer",320,60)
Global $TimerLabel=GUICtrlCreateLabel("",5,20,140,20)
Global $TimerPause=GUICtrlCreateButton("Go",165,20,140,20)

Global $RunningTotal=0, $TimerVal, $TimerRunning=0

GUISetState()

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case -3
            Exit
        Case $TimerPause
            $TimerRunning=NOT $TimerRunning
            If $TimerRunning Then
                GUICtrlSetData($TimerPause,"Pause")
                $TimerVal=TimerInit()
            Else
                GUICtrlSetData($TimerPause,"Resume")
                $RunningTotal+=TimerDiff($TimerVal)
            EndIf
    EndSwitch
    If $TimerRunning Then GUICtrlSetData($TimerLabel,$RunningTotal+TimerDiff($TimerVal))
WEnd
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You'll need to use a variable as kind of a running total for your timer...it should (naturally) start at 0. Whenever you query the timer, add the actual timer value (timerdiff) to the value stored in your running total variable. When you need to pause the timer, simply add the current timer value to the running total variable. Then when you want to resume the timer, just start it over at 0 (since the previous total time is still stored in the variable). That way, your total time will always be whatever your timer reads plus the value stored in your "running total" variable.

I hope that makes sense...it's late :mellow:

Edit: this might help:

GUICreate("pausable timer",320,60)
Global $TimerLabel=GUICtrlCreateLabel("",5,20,140,20)
Global $TimerPause=GUICtrlCreateButton("Go",165,20,140,20)

Global $RunningTotal=0, $TimerVal, $TimerRunning=0

GUISetState()

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case -3
            Exit
        Case $TimerPause
            $TimerRunning=NOT $TimerRunning
            If $TimerRunning Then
                GUICtrlSetData($TimerPause,"Pause")
                $TimerVal=TimerInit()
            Else
                GUICtrlSetData($TimerPause,"Resume")
                $RunningTotal+=TimerDiff($TimerVal)
            EndIf
    EndSwitch
    If $TimerRunning Then GUICtrlSetData($TimerLabel,$RunningTotal+TimerDiff($TimerVal))
WEnd
It's a pity that the Mouse Over event operates repeatedly rather than once when the mouse enters the icon area. Here is one way to achioeve that so you would only need to calculate once when the mouse is over the icon.

#include <Constants.au3>
#include <timers.au3>

Global $mp, $mplastx, $mplasty, $overtime, $Tolerance = 20
Opt("TrayOnEventMode", 1)
Opt("TrayMenuMode", 1); Default tray menu items (Script Paused/Exit) will not be shown.

$exit = TrayCreateItem("Exit")
TrayItemSetOnEvent(-1, "ExitEvent")

TraySetOnEvent($TRAY_EVENT_MOUSEOVER, "SpecialEvent")

TraySetState()

While 1
    Sleep(10); Idle loop
WEnd

Exit

Func CheckOver($a, $b, $c, $d)
    Local $currentmp = MouseGetPos()
    
    If Abs($mplastx - $currentmp[0]) > $Tolerance Or Abs($mplasty - $currentmp[1]) > $Tolerance Then
        _Timer_KillTimer(0, $overtime)
        $overtime = 0
    EndIf
EndFunc  ;==>CheckOver


; Functions
Func SpecialEvent()
    
    Select
        Case @TRAY_ID = $TRAY_EVENT_MOUSEOVER
            If $overtime = 0 Then
                $overtime = _Timer_SetTimer(0, 100, "checkover")
                $mp = MouseGetPos()
                $newover = False
                ConsoleWrite("mouseover" & @CRLF)
            EndIf
            
            $mplastx = $mp[0]
            $mplasty = $mp[1]
        
    EndSelect
EndFunc  ;==>SpecialEvent


Func ExitEvent()
    Exit
EndFunc  ;==>ExitEvent

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