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Hi, let's don't beat about the bush and cut straight to the topic.

I have 2 files. One main.exe and one action.exe (both autoit programs)

Main.exe will interact with users and sends commands to action.exe and action.exe is supposed to carry out the actions.

So like if I want action to do action 1, I will execute it like this:

ShellExecute("action.exe", "1")

But the problem now is, how do action.exe know the parameter? I mean, how to make it READ the parameter?

Pls Please help me

If you're asking me why I want to make them into 2 separate files instead of one. It's simple: because of UAC problems. action.exe will request admin rights and main.exe don't.

So anyway, pls please help me!!! Thanks in advance!! ;)

Edited by Crash

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Look in the Help file under <Using AutoIt - Command Line Parameters>. ;)


P.S. Sorry I can't be more help, but to say that your word "please" is spelled wrongly - twice! Reference :evil:

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I have a script (actually it's compiled, but I don't think it makes a difference) that is executed by running a ShellExecute from another script. The calling script passes parameters thru ShellExecute (like you are doing), and the called script processes those as command line arguments. Here is the code I'm using in the called script to do that.

If $CmdLine[0] > 1 Then
    $CountdownToDate1 = $CmdLine[1]
    $CountdownToDate2 = $CmdLine[2]
    $AlarmDateTime = $CmdLine[3]
    ;MsgBox(0, "", $AlarmDateTime & @LF & $CountdownToDate1 & " " & $CountdownToDate2)
Edited by snowmaker

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This might help you?

At the begging of my script after my variable declaration I put this:

$cmd = UBound($CmdLine) - 1

If $CmdLine[0] = 0 Then

The function below then reads the command line parameters and act accordingly.

Func ReadCmdLineParams()
    For $i = 1 To $cmd
            Case $CmdLine[$i] = "-reset"
            Case $CmdLine[$i] = "-shutdown"
            Case Else
EndFunc   ;==>ReadCmdLineParams

This works for me...

Edited by PeterAtkin

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Melba: Oh sorry. It's because 'please' is written as 'pls' in Asia. It's short-cut for your info. By the way, what does the Reference link do?

Others: Thank you all very much. But I still need to figure out the scripts first.

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