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Killing or Ending a script if a certain window activates?

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Hey guys, my problem is that I have a script which I've made to interact with another program. However sometimes the other program crashes. If the other program crashes I need the script to stop what its doing and not attempt to keep interacting with the other program. When the other program crashes a warning window comes up, however it doesn't become the active window. It instead sits in the background, and the window name is "Program Error Manager". Is there any way to write a script that will detect if another window is opened by the title "Program Erorr Manager" and if so can it stop my script from continuing to run?

ALSO since this error can happen at anytime is there a way to make the script check constantly (lets say once every 1000miliseconds) for the new windows?

Thanks for your help ahead of time.

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Look at WinExists() It doesn't care if the window is active or not


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Look at WinExists() It doesn't care if the window is active or not

Alright I found this,

If WinExists("Untitled -") Then
    MsgBox(0, "", "Window exists")
EndIf

and I made it into this,

If WinExists("Program Error Manager") Then
    Sleep (2147483647)
EndIf

Is there a way to get it to check every second? while my script is running?

Also I don't know how to command a script to end... I've never needed to before. I've always just let them run until they were over. Is there a simple command for kililng/stopping/shutting off the script?

Edited by SwordHunter4Ever

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Throw this in a loop...

If WinExists("Program Manager Error") Then
     ProcessClose("Script.exe")
     ProcessClose("CrashedScript.exe")
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Hope this helps... :D

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the Exit() command will end the script execution.

Also if your program is "constantly running" then it must have a loop somewhere. Try inserting your code into the loop.

Or take a look at the AdLibEnable() function.


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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

Throw this in a loop...

If WinExists("Program Manager Error") Then
     ProcessClose("Script.exe")
     ProcessClose("CrashedScript.exe")
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Hope this helps... :D

So I would use

While
If WinExists("Program Manager Error") Then
     ProcessClose("Script.exe")
     ProcessClose("CrashedScript.exe")
EndIf
Wend

At the start of my script?

This would make my script look something like the following:

HotkeySet("{HOME}","_end")
Func _end()
Exit 0
EndFunc
WinMinimizeAll()

While
If WinExists("Program Manager Error") Then
     ProcessClose("Script.exe")
     ProcessClose("CrashedScript.exe")
EndIf
Wend

$Amount = 0
Do

BIG LONG SCRIPT HERE

    $Amount = $Amount + 1
Until $Amount = 1000

Exit

Would that start the loop and then continue on to do the rest of my script in the DO/UNTIL tags?

Also the start of the script is just a personal method of controlling the script, you can ignore that part I know its really strange x_X

Also if your program is "constantly running" then it must have a loop somewhere. Try inserting your code into the loop.

Or take a look at the AdLibEnable() function.

It does have a DO/UNTIL statement in it (which is a loop) however I need it to check during that whole loop, not just at the start, middle or end (and I don't want to have to paste it in after every line). Edited by SwordHunter4Ever

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

HotkeySet("{HOME}","_end")
Func _end()
Exit 0
EndFunc
WinMinimizeAll()

AdlibEnable("ErrorCheck")

Func ErrorCheck()
    If WinActive("Program ManagerError") Then
        ProcessClose("Script.exe")
    ProcessClose("CrashedScript.exe")
    EndIf
EndFunc

$Amount = 0
Do

BIG LONG SCRIPT HERE

    $Amount = $Amount + 1
Until $Amount = 1000

Exit

So like that?

I tested it with this,

AdlibEnable("ErrorCheck")

Func ErrorCheck()
    If WinActive("Untitled - Notepad") Then
        Exit
    EndIf
EndFunc

and when I opened a notepad document it quit so it seems to be working.

Thank you guys!!!

Edited by SwordHunter4Ever

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