Countdown display request

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snowseals
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Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:17 am

Countdown display request

Post by snowseals »

I want to display how many seconds/minutes left until the next Action is either required or is happening.

I got 2 main tasks, Preparing and Finishing, split up in different actions/steps.
See pictures:

PREPARING
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FINISHING
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In red, the amount of seconds it takes on average, is displayed.
I want those seconds/minutes to show in a non-active message-box, at every step, like the 'Show Notification / Desktop-alert':
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But that only goes till 20 seconds max.
Could you extend the duration to let's say 5 mins in next update?
And even better, I want to see it counting down.

I've found a VBScript on the internet, that does the counting-down, but it gets in the way of the other actions/tasks.
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Robotask will simply wait, until this count-down is over, and then proceeds.
The VBScript add-in of Robotask is missing a 'Wait until Task is Finished', to disable.
See script:

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Dim counter
Dim oShell
counter = 21
Set oShell= CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
While counter > 0

oShell.Popup " Left " & counter & " Seconds",1,"Remind"
counter = counter-1
Wend
How should I proceed?
Or is this simply a request to add into Robotask, like Rukbunker did here, http://robotask.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... =countdown before?
Rukbunker
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Location: Netherlands

Re: Countdown display request

Post by Rukbunker »

Did you already found a solution in the meanwhile?

(Of wil je die niet delen ;))
snowseals
Posts: 56
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:17 am

Re: Countdown display request

Post by snowseals »

No I did not.
I gave up.

Perhaps you have a workaround?
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