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I need to set this macro to run in a loop.

I need to set this macro to run in a loop.

I need to set this macro to run in a loop.

(OP)
Hello,

I need to set this simple macro to run in a loop indefinitely until I manually stop it.  Can someone edit this code so that I can just paste it right into the macro?  Basically, I want Pf1 to run once every few seconds, all day, no matter what the condition is.


Sub Main()
'--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Get the main system object
    Dim Sessions As Object
    Dim System As Object
    Set System = CreateObject("EXTRA.System")    ' Gets the system object
    If (System is Nothing) Then
        Msgbox "Could not create the EXTRA System object.  Stopping macro playback."
        STOP
    End If
    Set Sessions = System.Sessions

    If (Sessions is Nothing) Then
        Msgbox "Could not create the Sessions collection object.  Stopping macro playback."
        STOP
    End If
'--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Set the default wait timeout value
    g_HostSettleTime = 3000        ' milliseconds

    OldSystemTimeout& = System.TimeoutValue
    If (g_HostSettleTime > OldSystemTimeout) Then
        System.TimeoutValue = g_HostSettleTime
    End If

' Get the necessary Session Object
    Dim Sess0 As Object
    Set Sess0 = System.ActiveSession
    If (Sess0 is Nothing) Then
        Msgbox "Could not create the Session object.  Stopping macro playback."
        STOP
    End If
    If Not Sess0.Visible Then Sess0.Visible = TRUE
    Sess0.Screen.WaitHostQuiet(g_HostSettleTime)
    
' This section of code contains the recorded events
    Sess0.Screen.Sendkeys("<Pf1>")    
    Sess0.Screen.WaitHostQuiet(g_HostSettleTime)

    System.TimeoutValue = OldSystemTimeout
End Sub
 

RE: I need to set this macro to run in a loop.

Check out this thread. There may be a solution in it for you.

thread99-1402160: Keep Alive Timer

It's always better to ask stupid questions; stupid questions have been known to reduce the frequency of stupid mistakes. clown

RE: I need to set this macro to run in a loop.

This one too may be helpful, as well.

thread1-1552700: How do you Pause 3 seconds?

It's always better to ask stupid questions; stupid questions have been known to reduce the frequency of stupid mistakes. clown

RE: I need to set this macro to run in a loop.

(OP)
Thanks!   So far I'm not having any luck.  Either I get an error message that the macro cannot execute, or session just stops responding all-together.  As far as the screen refresh goes, that is exactly what I'm looking for.  The only difference is that my refresh is done by PF1 instead of ENTER.  

Any other ideas?

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