Options of Start program / application Action

Options tab of Start program / application Action allows to specify the way a Task will proceed with the following Actions after executing program / application. It can launch the next Action right after Start program / application Action, with a fixed delay, when program is ready for receiving focus / keyboard input, or only after the termination of the specified application. It is also possible to choose application window startup state, namely, whether it will be maximized, minimized, or hidden.

Options propertiesDetails
Continue immediatelyTask's next Action will be executed immediately after starting the application.
Continue after delay ofTask's next Action will be executed a specified amount of time after starting program.
Wait until program is ready to receive focus / keyboard inputThe Task will wait until the program is fully initialized and ready to receive focus or keyboard input before proceeding with next Action.
Wait for program to complete / terminateTask's next Action is to be started right after the application finishes.
Do not wait longer thanIf enabled, Automation Workshop does not wait for end of program execution more than specified amount of time before proceeding with the next Action.
Treat exit codes greater thanBy default, the value of exit code (return code) of successful application completion is 0. When using Start Program / Application Action it may prove useful to treat exit codes greater than 0 (or any other specified value) as a possible or actual error by logging a warning or an error, respectively.
Program startup stateChoose program / application startup state. Note that some applications can avoid setting specified program startup state. Available options are:
  • Default - Application is opened the same way as it would be when launching it manually.
  • Maximized - Application window is maximized at launch.
  • Minimized - Application is minimized (displayed on the Windows Taskbar).
  • Hidden - Program is shown neither on screen nor Taskbar and is accessible only from Task Manager.
This Action is enabledStart program / application Action will be performed only if checkbox is enabled. Action can be disabled by removing the mark from This Action is enabled checkbox. When disabled, Start program / application Action will neither start programs or batch files nor process email or other reports.
Time unitsTime unitsAllows precise specifying of time periods in milliseconds, seconds, minutes, hours or days.
Start program / application Action Options properties
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