I am trying to create a script to clean up users' desktops by moving all desktop folders and files (except the two hidden "desktop.ini" files and a MyDesktop.lnk shortcut) to a different folder. The script below will move files but not folders. The other issue with the script is that it doesn't seem to execute from a location other than the user's desktop. I would appreciate any suggestions.
#include <File.au3> MsgBox(64, "Desktop", "Cleaning up Desktop. This box will close in 4 seconds.", 4) $Files = _FileListToArray(@DesktopDir,"*",1) For $Index = 1 To $Files If StringRight($Files[$Index],4) <> ".ini, MyDesktop.lnk" Then FileMove($Files[$Index],'F:\HOME\Desktop') EndIf Next
I have learned how to use TraySetIcon icon and toggle between icons that I added as resources using
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Icon_Add=C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\Icons\au3.ico My current work around is
Doit() Func Doit() Local $TestIcon = @ScriptDir&"\Test.ico" Local $ProdIcon = @ScriptDir&"\Prod.ico" Local $Test = "Test" Local $Prod = "Prod" Local $Current = RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\My Program","Location") If $Current = $Prod Then FileCreateShortcut($Test,@DesktopCommonDir&"\TestLink.lnky",Default,Default,"Test Link",$TestIcon) RegWrite("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\My Program",$Test) Else FileCreateShortcut($Test,@DesktopCommonDir&"\TestLink.lnky",Default,Default,"Test Link",$ProdIcon) RegWrite("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\My Program",$Prod) EndIf EndFunc I did a bit of quick cutting, from my working program. Basically it creates an link on the desktop, and then deletes it and creates a new one each time it is run. If you where wondering, I made it a .lnky file so that I could add a custom right click menu for it.
This example came from a something I am using to switch between prod and test environments, so the actual link created does not launch the script. You can right-click on the link and run the script to change environments. The icon lets me know at a glance which environment I am currently set for.
What I am trying to figure out is if there is a way to change the icon of the executable of the script only using the resources compiled within that script. What would be nice would be to have a ScriptSetIcon function.
I came here with maybe too specific questions about uncommon things, but as people says, I don't lose anything trying to asking here
There's long time that I have a little "experimental" idea: Use windows desktop and it icon system like old videogame consoles (where "sprites" are used to draw things on screen, can be manipulated/animated to make interesting things happen). Some of that inspiration came from another experiments from demoscene.
Researching the possibilities of doing something like that (maybe not so intense) I found that the Windows Desktop uses a GuiListView to show and arrange icons (and of course, AutoIt provides UDF's for that ). So, I'm used that UDF to create dummy icons (not putting files on Desktop, just modifiying the "GUI layer" of desktop for put non-working icons), setting custom values like coordinates, name and Icon (from a list of loaded icons in the GuiListView). As you can see in next image works well in Windows XP... even in Windows 95 (that's not the case from Windows Vista to 10, but I already posted another question here about that... anyways, for now I'm working that with a isolated XP machine... sigh).
Another video doing an animation with that:
How I make that custom icons? Here:
$hWnd = ControlGetHandle("Program Manager", "", "[CLASS:SysListView32; INSTANCE:1]") $newItem = _GUICtrlListView_AddItem ( $hWnd, "TEST", 32 ) ; with an icon of index 32 _GUICtrlListView_SetItemPosition ( $hWnd, $newItem, 300, 300 ) ; set some example property. Put in X=300 Y=300 Okay, so the next phase was changing the icons with custom ones. And here starts the issues. As AutoIT help says, icons from GuiListView came from a loaded GUIImageList, which, seeing past images I conclude that it's already preloaded with some sort of most used icons (something like an icon cache?). But If I modify it (or create another GUIImageList and then put into the GuiListView) the icons became corrupted and replaced with blank ones. (can be reverted deleting IconCache.db, just like when windows shows wrong icons in desktop).
How I change icons? Here
$hImage = _GUIImageList_Create(48, 48, 5) ; create an image list for 48x48 icons $newIcon = _GUIImageList_AddIcon($imageList, @SystemDir & "\shell32.dll", 110) ; just adding a new icon in the image list _GUICtrlListView_SetImageList($hWnd, $hImage, 0) ; $hwnd is the desktop hwnd Another option as workaround for setting icons was getting the desktop GUIImageList, and modifiyng it directly. I otbtain a GUIImageList handle, but ... without any images inside! (That's strange beacuse, when I set desktop item icons without altering the GUIImageList, it applies correctly). And finally if I try to add new ones, it returns -1 with @error setted.
How I'm trying to get desktop GUIImageList? Here.
$imageList = _GUICtrlListView_GetImageList ( $hWnd, 0 ) MsgBox(0,_GUIImageList_GetImageCount ( $imageList ), $imageList) ; getting image count and GUIImageList handle $newIcon = _GUIImageList_AddIcon($imageList, @SystemDir & "\shell32.dll", 110) ; adding icons without success So, what is the question? There's something wrong I'm doing while trying to set the new icon set on desktop? Or desktop icons work in different way than the rest of the GuiListView's? Or there's something really stupid that I can't saw before that corrupts the icons?
Also... if there's not known solution for that, do you have some idea for doing a workaround for that? Or another crazy idea? (Maybe putting real files instead dummy icons could be a solution ... a very slow one). Or even maybe (maybe not, I sure about that xD) do you want to help with this "experiment".
Thanks in advance, have a good day
How can i make function _ExplorerGetSelectedItems get selecteds items on the Desktop?
Func _ExplorerGetSelectedItems($sCabinetWClass="[CLASS:CabinetWClass]") Local $Ret = "" Local $aIndexes, $sSelected, $sSelected_Path Local $hSearch, $sCurrentFile $sSelected_Path = ControlGetText($sCabinetWClass, "", "Edit1") ConsoleWrite($sSelected_Path&@CRLF) $aIndexes = StringSplit(ControlListView($sCabinetWClass, "", "SysListView321", "GetSelected", 1), "|") If $aIndexes = 1 And ($aIndexes == "" Or $aIndexes = 0) Then Return SetError(1, 0, 0) For $i = 1 To $aIndexes $sSelected = ControlListView($sCabinetWClass, "", "SysListView321", "GetText", $aIndexes[$i]) $sCurrentFile = StringRegExpReplace($sSelected_Path, "\\+$", "") & "\" & $sSelected If Not FileExists($sCurrentFile) Then ;Search the extension for file... $hSearch = FileFindFirstFile($sCurrentFile & ".*") If $hSearch <> -1 Then $sSelected = FileFindNextFile($hSearch) FileClose($hSearch) EndIf EndIf ;Check if item is a directory If StringInStr(FileGetAttrib($sCurrentFile), "D") > 0 Then $sSelected = "*"&$sSelected $Ret = $Ret&$sSelected&Chr(10) Sleep(1) Next Return $Ret EndFunc