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I have a really awful way of getting the name of a selected file in a directory.

Surely, there's a better way, but I can't find it in Help. Help, please.

Func GetFileName()







$filename = ClipGet()

; MsgBox(0, "", $filename)

EndFunc ;==>GetFileName

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Most people would use FileSaveDialog or FileOpenDialog.


Wouldn't that bring up the dialog box? What I am looking for is a function that provides the information that the Properties option on the Appsmenu does, but maybe more info. The function I'm hoping to find would provide information such as long and short file names of whichever file happens to have the focus in whichever directory I'm in.

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Well I didn't understand the context of your question.

It's my fault.

I want to pass the name of a selected file as a token to an application. Like the Sendto option. The method I use (which I'm looking to replace) manipulates keys with the Sendkeys and extracts a file name. I was hoping there was an AutoIt function that would just give information about whichever object is highlighted in a directory. For example, I go into my Html directory and arrow down and decide I want to check a particular file using HTML-Kit. So I get the file name of the highlighted file, as shown above and in my AutoIt application I issue:

ShellExecute("C:\Program Files\Chami\HTML-Kit\Bin\HTMLKit.exe", 'C:\Test2\'&$filename)

Window must have a slew of information about any particular file or object that is highlighted. What I am wondering is if AutoIt can provide that information.

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Go and look at your double post in the Help section - you have the answers there (as well as from Mat here). :)


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If this is indeed part of a double post, then it's the post here that needs removing, as this is the CHAT section NOT HELP section.

At the very least, it needs relocation.

RobertBedrosian you should know better ... and Melba23 is being too kind to you!

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