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Newby question - need a script to stop another script

I have really surprised myself and written a script that actually works!
<grin>. As you will be able to tell, I'm really, really new to this
scripting stuff... My script does a task and then sleeps for 5 seconds, and
does it again (which is what I want). My trouble is that I can't find a way
to stop it without pulling up "task manager" and killing it using brute
force. I think I can use the Popup method with a nsecondstowait value so
that everytime thru the while loop, it pops up and gives me a chance to push
an "OK" button to send the script to an exit, otherwise it times out, and
runs thru the loop again. However, the popup wants to come up in the exact
middle of my screen... and the REAL task I'm doing is to capture parts of
the screen that's changing. When the popup comes up, it gets captured (bad).
So I need another way to kill this thing. Can I write another little script
that will kill this one?

Just for an example, I submit this script below (not the actual one I'm
doing, to save space here). If someone can tell me how to kill this one, I
can apply that to my real one... this really sounds like it should be
simple, but I just can't figure it out...

Example.js (just brings up Word, and sends the character "A" to it over
and over...)
==================================
var WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell");
WshShell.Run("Winword");
while(1)
{
WshShell.AppActivate("Winword");
WshShell.SendKeys("A");
WScript.Sleep(5000);
}

===================================

Steve Henderson
he*******@sbcglobal.net
Jul 20 '05 #1
2 2941
Why post this question in this javascript ng?

Regards,
Erwin Moller
Jul 20 '05 #2
What you have is an infinite loop, which is why it never quits. What you
need is some variable at the end of the loop that increases its value by
1 each time through the loop. Then, instead of while(1) you write

....
while(somevariable < x)
{
...
somevariable = somevariable + 1
}

where x is set to some number 1 greater than the number of times you
want the loop to run.

HTH,

Dave

"Steve Henderson" <he*******@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:dr****************@newssvr24.news.prodigy.com ...
: I have really surprised myself and written a script that actually
works!
: <grin>. As you will be able to tell, I'm really, really new to this
: scripting stuff... My script does a task and then sleeps for 5
seconds, and
: does it again (which is what I want). My trouble is that I can't find
a way
: to stop it without pulling up "task manager" and killing it using
brute
: force. I think I can use the Popup method with a nsecondstowait value
so
: that everytime thru the while loop, it pops up and gives me a chance
to push
: an "OK" button to send the script to an exit, otherwise it times out,
and
: runs thru the loop again. However, the popup wants to come up in the
exact
: middle of my screen... and the REAL task I'm doing is to capture parts
of
: the screen that's changing. When the popup comes up, it gets captured
(bad).
: So I need another way to kill this thing. Can I write another little
script
: that will kill this one?
:
: Just for an example, I submit this script below (not the actual one
I'm
: doing, to save space here). If someone can tell me how to kill this
one, I
: can apply that to my real one... this really sounds like it should be
: simple, but I just can't figure it out...
:
: Example.js (just brings up Word, and sends the character "A" to it
over
: and over...)
: ==================================
: var WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell");
: WshShell.Run("Winword");
: while(1)
: {
: WshShell.AppActivate("Winword");
: WshShell.SendKeys("A");
: WScript.Sleep(5000);
: }
:
: ===================================
:
: Steve Henderson
: he*******@sbcglobal.net
:
:
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