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How to detect an existing instance of a executable.

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Hello all,

I'd like to see if anyone has an efficient way of detecting an existing instance of an AutoIt executable.

Let's say I create and compile an executable that runs in the background for 10 minutes. I'd like to have the code check to see if an instance is already running and if so, exit.

So if I launch the app the first time it determines it is the only version running. Where I launch it the second time, it detects the existing instance and exits.

Thanks,

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Hello all,

I'd like to see if anyone has an efficient way of detecting an existing instance of an AutoIt executable.

Let's say I create and compile an executable that runs in the background for 10 minutes. I'd like to have the code check to see if an instance is already running and if so, exit.

So if I launch the app the first time it determines it is the only version running. Where I launch it the second time, it detects the existing instance and exits.

Thanks,

Look at the help file for _Singleton().

Common sense plays a role in the basics of understanding AutoIt... If you're lacking in that, do us all a favor, and step away from the computer.

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