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ShaneK6555

Cannot find .ctl file

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Hi, I am very new to this scripting language. I am trying to just open a program. The code I'm using is below:

; Prompt the user to run the script - use a Yes/No prompt (4 - see help file)

$answer = MsgBox(4, "AutoIt Example (English Only)", "This script will run the Face Generator program and then quit. Run?")

; Check the user's answer to the prompt (see the help file for MsgBox return values)

; If "No" was clicked (7) then exit the script

If $answer = 7 Then

MsgBox(0, "AutoIt", "OK. Bye!")

Exit

EndIf

; Run the calculator

Run("C:\Program Files\Singular Inversions\FaceGen Modeller 3.4 Free\FaceGenDemo.exe")

; Wait for the calulator become active - it is titled "Calculator" on English systems

;WinWaitActive("FaceGen Modeller 3.4 Free")

; Now that the calc window is active type 2 x 4 x 8 x 16

; Use AutoItSetOption to slow down the typing speed so we can see it :)

;AutoItSetOption("SendKeyDelay", 400)

;Send("2*4*8*16=")

;Sleep(2000)

; Now quit by sending a "close" request to the calc

;WinClose("FaceGen Modeller 3.4 Free")

; Now wait for calc to close before continuing

;WinWaitClose("FaceGen Modeller 3.4 Free")

; Finished!

This is shamelessly modfied from the calculator example. When I execute this program I get an error cannot find si.ctl. And then the program I am trying to run crashes. What am I doing wrong? thanks.

~Shane

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Since your code does not reference that file then we can assume it's a file required by FaceGenDemo.exe and it has nothing to do with the script.

To clean up the script a bit you can use this

If MsgBox(4, "AutoIt Example (English Only)", "This script will run the Face Generator program and then quit. Run?") = 7 Then
    MsgBox(0, "AutoIt", "OK. Bye!")
    Exit
EndIf
Run(@ProgramFilesDir & "\Singular Inversions\FaceGen Modeller 3.4 Free\FaceGenDemo.exe")

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Figured it out: I needed to change the Run() command to

Run("C:\Program Files\Singular Inversions\FaceGen Modeller 3.4 Free\FaceGenDemo.exe","C:\Program Files\Singular Inversions\FaceGen Modeller 3.4 Free\")

~Shane

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Figured it out: I needed to change the Run() command to

Run("C:\Program Files\Singular Inversions\FaceGen Modeller 3.4 Free\FaceGenDemo.exe","C:\Program Files\Singular Inversions\FaceGen Modeller 3.4 Free\")

~Shane

That can do it.

Edit:

It would actually be better if you wrote it as

$sRunPath = @ProgramFilesDir & "\Singular Inversions\FaceGen Modeller 3.4 Free\"
Run ($sRunPath & "FaceGenDemo.exe", $sRunPath)

There are really several ways of doing it including this one

$sRunPath = @ProgramFilesDir & "\Singular Inversions\FaceGen Modeller 3.4 Free"
$sEnvPath = EnvGet("path")
EnvSet("Path", $sEnvPath & ";" & $sRunPath
Run("FaceGenDemo.exe")
EnvSet("Path", $sEnvPath)

Just use what works best for you but remember there are usually options available for doing almost anything.

Edited by GEOSoft

George

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