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Simple GUI

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I've built several automatic software install scripts for new workstation deployment. I would like to build a simple GUI

that simply list (checkboxes) the applications to install and if value =1 then run the autoit exe or au3. I haven't messed with autoit

in years and GUI wasn't in the version I last used.

I have a list of 15 or so development applications that are installed on new workstations. I don't want to site and run each one and would prefer to simple select the applications and click install. I also would like to step through the scripts

one by one. I'm sure there is a simple way of checking if a script is finished before it proceeds to the next in line. I assume it would use an array, but not sure. My main concern is the GUI though.

Any help?

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

I made a process launcher similar to what you want. The only limitation is that it can only progress through the list from start to end. You can't rearrange elements while the script is running.

I used this to setup 85 laptops a couple weeks ago.

#include <Misc.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <TreeViewConstants.au3>
_Singleton("Automated Launcher Script")
Opt("MustDeclareVars", 1)
Opt("GUIOnEventMode", 1)
HotKeySet("^!x", "_Close");Exit on Ctrl+Alt+X

Global $ininame = "_process_launcher.ini"

If $CmdLine[0] == 1 Then
    $ininame = $CmdLine[1]
EndIf

If Not FileExists($ininame) Then
    MsgBox(0x2030, "Error", "No """ & $ininame & """! Writing empty .ini file.")
    _CreateINI()
    Exit
EndIf

Global $slist = IniReadSectionNames($ininame)
If @error == 1 Then
    MsgBox(0x2030, "Error", "Read fail for " & $ininame & "! File empty or invalid.")
    Exit
EndIf
Global $guiWindow = GUICreate("Process Queue", 250, 250)
GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, "_Close")
Global $guiButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("OK", 85, 210, 80, 30, $BS_DEFPUSHBUTTON)
GUICtrlSetOnEvent($guiButton, "_ButtonEvent")
Global $guiLabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Choose programs to Install:", 10, 10, 180, 15)
Global $guiTree = GUICtrlCreateTreeView(10, 30, 230, 175, $TVS_CHECKBOXES)
Global $tItem[$slist[0] + 1]
For $i = 1 To $slist[0]
    $tItem[$i] = GUICtrlCreateTreeViewItem($slist[$i], $guiTree)
Next
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

Sleep(86400000)

Func _ButtonEvent()
    Local $msgres = MsgBox(0x2124, "Confirm Selection", "Are you sure of your selection?", 86400, $guiWindow)
    If $msgres == 6 Then
        GUISetState(@SW_HIDE)
        Local $pID, $path, $dir, $checked = False
        For $i = 1 To $slist[0]
            If BitAND(GUICtrlRead($tItem[$i]), $GUI_CHECKED) Then
                $checked = True
                $path = IniRead($ininame, $slist[$i], "path", "<no path>")
                $dir = IniRead($ininame, $slist[$i], "dir", ".\")
                $pID = Run($path, $dir, @SW_HIDE)
                If @error <> 0 Then
                    MsgBox(0x2030, "Error", "Failed to run " & $slist[$i] & ": """ & $path & """!", 86400, $guiWindow)
                EndIf
                ProcessWaitClose($pID)
            EndIf
        Next
        GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
        If $checked Then
            MsgBox(0x2000, "Process Launcher", "Process queue finished!", 86400, $guiWindow)
            _Close()
        Else
            MsgBox(0x2000, "Process Launcher", "No process selected!", 86400, $guiWindow)
        EndIf
    EndIf
EndFunc

Func _CreateINI()
    Local $file = FileOpen($ininame, 2)
    FileWriteLine($file, ";INI file for Process Launcher")
    FileWriteLine($file, ";")
    FileWriteLine($file, ";INI file format is:")
    FileWriteLine($file, ";[SECTION]")
    FileWriteLine($file, ";KEY = VALUE")
    FileWriteLine($file, ";")
    FileWriteLine($file, ";Section name is label for installation script.")
    FileWriteLine($file, ";Key(s) are: Path, Dir")
    FileWriteLine($file, ";")
    FileWriteLine($file, ";Processes are launched in succeeding order, one at a time.")
    FileWriteLine($file, ";")
    FileWriteLine($file, ";Sample:")
    FileWriteLine($file, ";[Installer Label 1]")
    FileWriteLine($file, ";path = someprogram.exe")
    FileWriteLine($file, ";[Installer Label 2]")
    FileWriteLine($file, ";path = .\path\someprogram.exe")
    FileWriteLine($file, ";[Installer Label 3]")
    FileWriteLine($file, ";path = D:\path\someprogram.exe")
    FileWriteLine($file, ";dir = D:\path")
    FileWriteLine($file, ";")
    FileWriteLine($file, ";Start entries here:")
    FileClose($file)
EndFunc

Func _Close()
    Exit
EndFunc
Edited by omikron48

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