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Hi All,

The title says it all. I downloaded a UDF and extracted it to a folder on my desktop. Now how do I use it? Do I just copy to my Auto It directory?

Thanks for any info on this.

Regards,

Mike

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mikejp56,

The Adding UDFs to AutoIt and SciTE tutorial in the Wiki tells you how best to store and use downloaded UDFs. :graduated:

M23

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

Spoiler

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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Chimaera,

Is there any advantage to this over adding a udf at the bottom of your script or calling it from the working folder?

Quite a lot in my opinion: :graduated:

adding a udf at the bottom of your script: You have a single #include line in each script rather then the entire UDF - saves a lot of space and makes the script easier to manipulate in SciTE.

calling it from the working folder: You have a single #include file that you can call with the same syntax as the standard #include files rather than many copies of the UDF spread all over the place.

In both cases updating the UDF would be a nightmare - with a single copy on the system updating is easy. And keeping your personal and dowmloaded UDFs in a user-defined folder outside the normal installation path means you are very unlikely to lose them. ;)

M23

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

Spoiler

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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Hi Melba23,

Thanks for that link, but as I said, I am an Auto It newbie. Can you explain to me step by step how to add a downloaded UDF to Auto It?

Thank you so kindly!

Regards,

mikejp56

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mikejp56,

I thought the tutorial explained "step by step how to add a downloaded UDF to AutoIt" - that is why I wrote it! :graduated:

- 1. Create a folder, preferably not within the AutoIt3 folder structure.

- 2. Tell AutoIt about it - there are 2 ways to do this.

- 3. Put the UDFs into the folder.

- 4. [Optional] Create the CallTip and AutoComplete entries.

- 5. Use the UDFs exactly as you would a standard #include file.

What exactly is unclear? ;)

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:

Spoiler

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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Hi Melba23,

The tell Auto It about it part, that is what I don't understand. I know that the procedure is generic, but if you would give a simple detailed example, perhaps that would help.

Thanks.

mikejp56

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mikejp56,

If you use the full SciTE4AutoIt3 package (and if you do not you should as it gives you lots of extra goodies to help you code - you can download it from here) then just open SciTEConfig from the <Tools> menu (you may need to have an *.au3 file open in SciTE) and put the new folder path in the "AutoIt3 Directory settings" input about 2/3 down the dialog. There is even a "Browse" button (the one with "...") to save your typing fingers. ;)

If you do not use the full SciTE4AutoIt3 package then open RegEdit and create a registry entry as explained in the Help file. As usual, take the normal precautions when amending with the registry.

Is that clear enough? :graduated:

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:

Spoiler

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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Hi Melba23,

I understand that, but I do not understand the parts about calltips and auto complete.

mikejp56

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mikejp56,

I do not appreciate being trolled. ;)

The tell Auto It about it part, that is what I don't understand

I explain that and then I get:

I understand that, but I do not understand the parts about calltips and auto complete

What is so hard about creating 2 files - C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\SciTE\api\au3.user.calltips.api and C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\SciTE\Properties\au3.userudfs.properties - and adding a couple of lines to each of them? You can do this in NotePad - the format is explained in the tutorial! :graduated:

Go and give it try - it is not difficult! :)

M23

P.S. You will need to downlaod and install the full SciTE4AutoIt3 package to make the CallTips and AutoComplete work with those files. ;)


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

Spoiler

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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Hi Melba23,

Trust me, I am not trolling you; I do not even know what that means.

I have used Auto It in the past with the built in UDF's but I never downloaded and added 'external' UDFs before.

Sorry if I am a little thick.

mikejp56

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Hi Melba23,

Trust me, I am not trolling you; I do not even know what that means.

I have used Auto It in the past with the built in UDF's but I never downloaded and added 'external' UDFs before.

Sorry if I am a little thick.

mikejp56

I lol'd reading all of this, I used to have the same problem but I never asked these questions since there's an awesome guy named "Google" that has the answer to all these questions and more, you should consider talking to him about this, I'm sure he'll be more than glad to help you out, he's a pretty cool guy and everything.


Things that I've done..

Icon Resource Editor: icon resource editor 

AutoIt Piano: a piano

AutoIt Unlocker: unlocks files when you want to delete them

Colorful tooltips: a wrapper for the tool tips UDF

Rouge GoogleBot: a full screen animation

ASciTE text editor: a text editor written in autoit

Warning: Posts by this user are subject to change or may disappear without notice.

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1- Look this

2- copy the code and paste it in scite and run the script


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Hi All,

Alright, after trying to add the WinAPIEx.au3 UDF to Auto It, I tried a very simple program:

#Include <WinAPIEx.au3>

$var= _WinAPI_GetLogicalDrives()

MsgBox(0, "Logical Drives", $var)

I get 20 errors having to do with WinAPIEx.au3.

How do I get this script to run?

mike

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#15 ·  Posted (edited)

you must put WinAPIEx.au3 in this path "C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include" to include it

user call tips just for calling UDFs in scite :graduated:

Edited by Command3r

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you must put WinAPIEx.au3 in this path "C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include" to include it

Command3r,

The whole point of Melba's wiki entry is to avoid putting custom UDF's in the standard UDF location. I have to say the wiki entry is pretty easy to understand if followed correctly.

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mikejp56,

Have you got this sorted out yet? :D

If not, where are you in the process? If the answer is nowhere, be honest so we can get you sorted out. It really is not that difficult! :rip:

M23

P.S. And then we can prevent any more idiots butting in like the one above who suggests doing exactly what you should NOTdo. :oops:


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

Spoiler

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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Hi M23,

I downloaded the latest Scite4Auto it and installed it. To keep things simple, I put the WinAPIEx.au3 file in the include folder, C:\Program Files\Autoit3\Include.

I went to Scite-Tools-Scite Config and set the User Include Dir to C:\Program Files\Autoit3\Include.

I then run the following script sucessfully:

#include <date.au3>

;#include <WinAPIEx.au3>

MsgBox(0,"Today","Today's date is " & _Now())

Note that the #include <WinAPIEx.au3> statement is commented out.

When I take out semicolon, I get the following error messages:

C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include\WinAPIEx.au3(30510,9) : ERROR: syntax error

Static $pProc

~~~~~~~^

C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include\WinAPIEx.au3(823,32) : ERROR: __Ver(): undefined function.

Global Const $__WINVER = __Ver()

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^

C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include\WinAPIEx.au3(869,211) : ERROR: __Iif(): undefined function.

Global Const $tagPRINTDLG = 'align 2;dword_ptr Size;hwnd hOwner;ptr hDevMode;ptr hDevNames;hwnd hDC;dword Flags;ushort FromPage;ushort ToPage;ushort MinPage;ushort MaxPage;' & __Iif(@AutoItX64, 'uint', 'ushort')

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^

C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include\WinAPIEx.au3(1212,83) : ERROR: __TransparencyProc(): undefined function.

$Ret = DllCall('user32.dll', 'int', 'CallWindowProc', 'ptr', __TransparencyProc()

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^

C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include\WinAPIEx.au3(2788,22) : ERROR: __RGB(): undefined function.

Return __RGB($Ret[0])

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^

C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include\WinAPIEx.au3(3596,74) : ERROR: __XORProc(): undefined function.

$Ret = DllCall('user32.dll', 'int', 'CallWindowProc', 'ptr', __XORProc()

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^

C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include\WinAPIEx.au3(3655,74) : ERROR: __ANDProc(): undefined function.

$Ret = DllCall('user32.dll', 'int', 'CallWindowProc', 'ptr', __ANDProc()

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^

C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include\WinAPIEx.au3(5265,42) : ERROR: __HeapReAlloc(): undefined function.

$pString = __HeapReAlloc($pString, $Size)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^

C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include\WinAPIEx.au3(5887,13) : ERROR: __Inc(): undefined function.

__Inc($Val)

~~~~~~~~~~^

C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include\WinAPIEx.au3(5997,52) : ERROR: __Hex(): undefined function.

$Val[$Val[0]] = __Hex($Val[$Val[0]], $aItem[1])

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^

C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include\WinAPIEx.au3(6077,32) : ERROR: OnAutoItExitRegister(): undefined function.

OnAutoItExitRegister('__Quit')

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^

C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include\WinAPIEx.au3(6097,34) : ERROR: OnAutoItExitUnregister(): undefined function.

OnAutoItExitUnregister('__Quit')

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^

C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include\WinAPIEx.au3(6099,9) : ERROR: __Quit(): undefined function.

__Quit()

~~~~~~~^

C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include\WinAPIEx.au3(8030,41) : ERROR: __Binary(): undefined function.

Return SetError($Error, __Binary($__Ext)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^

C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include\WinAPIEx.au3(9285,21) : ERROR: __HeapFree(): undefined function.

__HeapFree($__Text)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^

C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include\WinAPIEx.au3(10462,43) : ERROR: _WinAPI_MakeQWord(): undefined function.

Return _WinAPI_MakeQWord($Ret[0], $Ret[2])

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^

C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include\WinAPIEx.au3(10527,28) : ERROR: __DLL(): undefined function.

If Not __DLL('connect.dll')

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^

C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include\WinAPIEx.au3(17321,41) : ERROR: __HeapValidate(): undefined function.

Local $Result = __HeapValidate($pString)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^

C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include\WinAPIEx.au3(23179,32) : ERROR: __HeapAlloc(): undefined function.

$pBuffer = __HeapAlloc($Ret[5])

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^

C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include\WinAPIEx.au3(29672,19) : ERROR: __MD5(): undefined function.

$Hash = __MD5($Hw)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\junk\test1.au3 - 20 error(s), 0 warning(s)

This is where I am stuck.

Believe me, I am not being an asshole. I simply do not follow you.

Regards,

Mike

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Believe me, I am not being an asshole. I simply do not follow you.

Regards,

Mike

Congratulations!! You are the first person ever to break autoit!

I've never seen anyone have so much trouble with this, I think you are probably one of the mods trolling from another account.

Open WINAPIEx.au3 and run it and check if errors arise, if they do then re install the files because you might have a bad version.

Search the forum for the latest version.


Things that I've done..

Icon Resource Editor: icon resource editor 

AutoIt Piano: a piano

AutoIt Unlocker: unlocks files when you want to delete them

Colorful tooltips: a wrapper for the tool tips UDF

Rouge GoogleBot: a full screen animation

ASciTE text editor: a text editor written in autoit

Warning: Posts by this user are subject to change or may disappear without notice.

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I just dl'ed the library again. Still no luck.

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