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Re^2: How can I close a Windows program called from a my Perl script?

by danren924 (Initiate)
on Jan 18, 2013 at 21:43 UTC ( #1014135=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: How can I close a Windows program called from a my Perl script?
in thread How can I close a Windows program called from a my Perl script?

The program is, unfortunately, a proprietary GUI program, and not widely available. It does, however, use standard Windows GUI controls or keyboard shortcuts to close, such as "Alt-F, E" or a mouse click on the "X".

The only command line parameters are the source and destination file names.

Thanks again.


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Re^3: How can I close a Windows program called from a my Perl script?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jan 18, 2013 at 22:52 UTC

    Then you might be able to use something like this which starts a copy of notepad aysnchronously (system 1, ...), then waits 10 seconds before sending it the Alt-F X key sequnce to close it:

    #! perl -slw use strict; use Win32::GuiTest qw[FindWindowLike SetForegroundWindow SendKeys]; system 1, q[notepad.exe]; Win32::Sleep( 10000 ); for ( FindWindowLike( undef, 'Notepad' ) ) { SetForegroundWindow( $_); SendKeys( '%fx', 5 ); }

    Note: that as coded, this will close all running copies of notepad. To be more selective, see the pod for Win32::GuiTest::FindWindowLike().


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    ), then waits 10 seconds before sending it the Alt-F X key sequnce to close it: #! perl -slw use strict; use Win32::GuiTest qw

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