This software is no longer being developed, because NeoBook has ended its software development.
This application executes a set of other applications in sequence. This can be useful for startup of the computer or when one application should be run before another. An application will run only after the previous application has been loaded. The user can set an additional delay if needed.
The application takes three parameters, as follows.
- Initial delay, in milliseconds
- Delay between applications, in milliseconds
- Full path to a plain text file that lists applications to run. Each line of the text file should contain a full path of an application, along with any command-line parameters. Application names containing spaces should be surrounded by quotes, just as in a typical command line. A set of parameters containing spaces does not require quotes unless the target application requires them.
E:\utils\runWait.exe 3000 1000 E:\utils\runWait.txt
This will cause a three-second initial delay. Files listed in runWait.txt will then be executed in sequence, with a one-second delay between each.
An additional parameter, PAUSE, may be added to the end of the command line. This will cause the application to pause between each application, so that the user can manually trigger the application to execute the next item in the list.
E:\utils\runWait.exe 3000 1000 E:\utils\runWait.txt PAUSE
Required functions and plugins
- Some EXE files are compressed with UPX. This may cause a false-positive alert with certain antivirus applications.
- Some applications may require administrative rights to the computer.
- Some applications have embedded files that are not provided with pubs, but these are not usually central to understanding how the pub works.
- Some applications create a single registry entry to save the location of the application window.
- Some applications overwrite text files in the application’s directory. Putting applications in their own directories is recommended.
- Initialization files may need to be deleted when updating with new versions. Some initialization files may contain important settings or other information.
- Version histories are available
- A Windows security update may prevent opening of CHM files that are downloaded from the Internet. To resolve this problem, clear the “Always ask before opening this file” check box in the Open File-Security Warning dialog box, and then click Open. If you click “Open” without clearing the checkbox, the help file’s table of contents will appear, but the body text will not. This is an issue only if you download the CHM file directly. The EXE file contains the CHM file and can display it without difficulty.