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Embed Resources (like a text file) in a similar way to FileInstall without copying to disk?

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Lope

Looking for a way to embed a text file (or a large string) in my AutoIt Script, and read it at runtime.

FileInstall() to the temp folder, then reading it & deleting it would work, but I'm looking for something less ghetto.

I searched the forums and found something called AutoItWrapper but it seems complicated, and does not seem like it would work in debug mode. (F5)

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Melba23

Lope,

Why not just save the content of the file as a string variable? AutoIt can deal with strings of up to 2,147,483,647 characters. You might need to format your text a bit to get it into the string, but that not too hard and then you have it in your script ready to go. Of course, you need not have it maxing out the script as you code, you can just save that variable in another file and then #include it. :)

Otherwise, you will need to look at Zedna's Resources UDF here. But I would try the string variable method first if I were you - it has worked well for me in the past. :idea:

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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Lope

Zedna: Thanks, too complicated relative to the need. Does that work in Debug mode? (F5)

M23: Very cool idea about the #include massive string :idea: Good to know AutoIt can handle massive strings.

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Zedna

Zedna: Thanks, too complicated relative to the need.

My UDF is general purpose.

You may use only one API call for your need: LoadString

Look at _WinAPI_LoadString() I think it's in WinAPIEx UDF

Zedna: Thanks, too complicated relative to the need. Does that work in Debug mode? (F5)

No. All resource functions work only from compiled EXE file because they load data from that EXE where it's added at compile time.

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Lope

Thanks again for the info. I'll definitely make use of this at a later stage.

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