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Editing System Properties

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi,

I'm writing script that should install some software.

The software installation requires system variable to be created.

I want Autoit to emulate "Win+Break" then goto "Advanced" tab and then emulate "Alt+n" etc...

Thus I tried the code like:

Send ("#{BREAK}")

WinWaitActive ("System Properties","General")

Send ("{LEFT}")

Send ("{LEFT}")

Send ("{LEFT}")

Send ("!n")

But <Send ("#{BREAK}")> seems not working.

What is my mistake?

Thank in advance.

PS: OS is WinXP 64bit SP2

Edited by MaxU77

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Better to not use Send command.

get the Control names from AutoIt's window info tool and try with ControlClick or ControlCommand, ControlSetText

you could start like this:

ShellExecute('rundll32.exe', 'shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,3'); Should open the Advance tab
WinWait('System Properties')
ControlClick('System Properties', '', 'Button7')
Edited by JFX

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Great! Thanks!

Its much smarter.

Could you also recommend the way to fill Name and Value.

I guess

Send ("NAME")

Send ("{TAB}")

Send ("VALUE")

Is not the best bet

But

ControlCommand("Environment Variables", "", "Edit1", "EditPaste", "NAME")

ControlCommand("Environment Variables", "", "Edit2", "EditPaste", "VALUE")

ControlClick('Environment Variables', '', 'Button1')

Doesn' work.

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Yeah - that works! Thanks again

I think I tried something alike but I guess I've mistaken "Window title" value thus failed to get it working.

The script now works perfectly on English Windows but it don't work on Localized Win.

Of course I can create script for each OS, but probably there is a better way?

I even guess that I can combine two scripts into one using some "if" in the begining.

IF OS UI Language =EN do first set if =RU - second and so on.

But I wonder if it is possible to create uni script that would work regardless of OS UI language.

I thought it could be done if use "Window class" rather then "Window title" when referencing window controls ... but

I've found Class stays the same for different window titles.

For example both windows (title "System Properties" and "Environment Variables") has Class "#32770"

Thus Winwait looses its meaning.

Please comment.

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You're trying to set an user environment variable correct? If so there's a registry setting that stores them. Look in HKCU\Environment, that's where the user env. variables are stored. The system evn. variables are stored in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment. You can use the AutoIt3 registry functions to set and/or delete those values which would probably be a single line rather than a long keystroke sequence.


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You can use the AutoIt3 registry functions to set and/or delete those values which would probably be a single line rather than a long keystroke sequence.

Yeah, that seems the best bet for my case. Thanks.

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