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How do I call an AutoIt script from another AutoIt script?

I must be missing something, I thought I'd seen a way of doing this, but now I can't find it. Do I have to use Run/RunWait or ShellExecute/ShellExecuteWait?

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Mikeman27294

If you want to run a function from another script (an uncompiled one), you must include it.

I have found also, if you are trying to run the autoit program with a parameter pointing to the other file, it will not work, as you can only have 1 instance of an autoit script running at a time (but as many built autoit programs as you like).

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guinness

Have a look in the Help file for /AutoIt3ExecuteScript, you can use a compiled script to run an external .au3/.a3x file without having to include it. Also search the forum as there are plenty of examples on the subject.

I have found also, if you are trying to run the autoit program with a parameter pointing to the other file, it will not work, as you can only have 1 instance of an autoit script running at a time (but as many built autoit programs as you like).

Really? :D Edited by guinness

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_AdapterConnections()_AlwaysRun()_AppMon()_AppMonEx()_ArrayFilter/_ArrayReduce_BinaryBin()_CheckMsgBox()_CmdLineRaw()_ContextMenu()_ConvertLHWebColor()/_ConvertSHWebColor()_DesktopDimensions()_DisplayPassword()_DotNet_Load()/_DotNet_Unload()_Fibonacci()_FileCompare()_FileCompareContents()_FileNameByHandle()_FilePrefix/SRE()_FindInFile()_GetBackgroundColor()/_SetBackgroundColor()_GetConrolID()_GetCtrlClass()_GetDirectoryFormat()_GetDriveMediaType()_GetFilename()/_GetFilenameExt()_GetHardwareID()_GetIP()_GetIP_Country()_GetOSLanguage()_GetSavedSource()_GetStringSize()_GetSystemPaths()_GetURLImage()_GIFImage()_GoogleWeather()_GUICtrlCreateGroup()_GUICtrlListBox_CreateArray()_GUICtrlListView_CreateArray()_GUICtrlListView_SaveCSV()_GUICtrlListView_SaveHTML()_GUICtrlListView_SaveTxt()_GUICtrlListView_SaveXML()_GUICtrlMenu_Recent()_GUICtrlMenu_SetItemImage()_GUICtrlTreeView_CreateArray()_GUIDisable()_GUIImageList_SetIconFromHandle()_GUIRegisterMsg()_GUISetIcon()_Icon_Clear()/_Icon_Set()_IdleTime()_InetGet()_InetGetGUI()_InetGetProgress()_IPDetails()_IsFileOlder()_IsGUID()_IsHex()_IsPalindrome()_IsRegKey()_IsStringRegExp()_IsSystemDrive()_IsUPX()_IsValidType()_IsWebColor()_Language()_Log()_MicrosoftInternetConnectivity()_MSDNDataType()_PathFull/GetRelative/Split()_PathSplitEx()_PrintFromArray()_ProgressSetMarquee()_ReDim()_RockPaperScissors()/_RockPaperScissorsLizardSpock()_ScrollingCredits_SelfDelete()_SelfRename()_SelfUpdate()_SendTo()_ShellAll()_ShellFile()_ShellFolder()_SingletonHWID()_SingletonPID()_Startup()_StringCompact()_StringIsValid()_StringRegExpMetaCharacters()_StringReplaceWholeWord()_StringStripChars()_Temperature()_TrialPeriod()_UKToUSDate()/_USToUKDate()_WinAPI_Create_CTL_CODE()_WinAPI_CreateGUID()_WMIDateStringToDate()/_DateToWMIDateString()Au3 script parsingAutoIt SearchAutoIt3 PortableAutoIt3WrapperToPragmaAutoItWinGetTitle()/AutoItWinSetTitle()CodingDirToHTML5FileInstallrFileReadLastChars()GeoIP databaseGUI - Only Close ButtonGUI ExamplesGUICtrlDeleteImage()GUICtrlGetBkColor()GUICtrlGetStyle()GUIEventsGUIGetBkColor()Int_Parse() & Int_TryParse()IsISBN()LockFile()Mapping CtrlIDsOOP in AutoItParseHeadersToSciTE()PasswordValidPasteBinPosts Per DayPreExpandProtect GlobalsQueue()Resource UpdateResourcesExSciTE JumpSettings INISHELLHOOKShunting-YardSignature CreatorStack()Stopwatch()StringAddLF()/StringStripLF()StringEOLToCRLF()VSCROLLWM_COPYDATAMore Examples...

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guinness

I just ran this and got 5 message boxes as I suspected. If you're having problems Mikeman27294 please post a re-producing script of the problem.

AU3_Example.txt file:

MsgBox(0, "It Works", "Hello World")

AutoIt Script:

_RunAU3("AU3_Example.txt")
_RunAU3("AU3_Example.txt")
_RunAU3("AU3_Example.txt")
_RunAU3("AU3_Example.txt")
_RunAU3("AU3_Example.txt")

Func _RunAU3($sFilePath, $sWorkingDir = "", $iShowFlag = @SW_SHOW, $iOptFlag = 0)
    Return Run('"' & @AutoItExe & '" /AutoIt3ExecuteScript "' & $sFilePath & '"', $sWorkingDir, $iShowFlag, $iOptFlag)
EndFunc   ;==>_RunAU3

SmartAlec,

This is an example of how to do it, though I still expect you to do a bit of research on the subject.

Edited by guinness
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_AdapterConnections()_AlwaysRun()_AppMon()_AppMonEx()_ArrayFilter/_ArrayReduce_BinaryBin()_CheckMsgBox()_CmdLineRaw()_ContextMenu()_ConvertLHWebColor()/_ConvertSHWebColor()_DesktopDimensions()_DisplayPassword()_DotNet_Load()/_DotNet_Unload()_Fibonacci()_FileCompare()_FileCompareContents()_FileNameByHandle()_FilePrefix/SRE()_FindInFile()_GetBackgroundColor()/_SetBackgroundColor()_GetConrolID()_GetCtrlClass()_GetDirectoryFormat()_GetDriveMediaType()_GetFilename()/_GetFilenameExt()_GetHardwareID()_GetIP()_GetIP_Country()_GetOSLanguage()_GetSavedSource()_GetStringSize()_GetSystemPaths()_GetURLImage()_GIFImage()_GoogleWeather()_GUICtrlCreateGroup()_GUICtrlListBox_CreateArray()_GUICtrlListView_CreateArray()_GUICtrlListView_SaveCSV()_GUICtrlListView_SaveHTML()_GUICtrlListView_SaveTxt()_GUICtrlListView_SaveXML()_GUICtrlMenu_Recent()_GUICtrlMenu_SetItemImage()_GUICtrlTreeView_CreateArray()_GUIDisable()_GUIImageList_SetIconFromHandle()_GUIRegisterMsg()_GUISetIcon()_Icon_Clear()/_Icon_Set()_IdleTime()_InetGet()_InetGetGUI()_InetGetProgress()_IPDetails()_IsFileOlder()_IsGUID()_IsHex()_IsPalindrome()_IsRegKey()_IsStringRegExp()_IsSystemDrive()_IsUPX()_IsValidType()_IsWebColor()_Language()_Log()_MicrosoftInternetConnectivity()_MSDNDataType()_PathFull/GetRelative/Split()_PathSplitEx()_PrintFromArray()_ProgressSetMarquee()_ReDim()_RockPaperScissors()/_RockPaperScissorsLizardSpock()_ScrollingCredits_SelfDelete()_SelfRename()_SelfUpdate()_SendTo()_ShellAll()_ShellFile()_ShellFolder()_SingletonHWID()_SingletonPID()_Startup()_StringCompact()_StringIsValid()_StringRegExpMetaCharacters()_StringReplaceWholeWord()_StringStripChars()_Temperature()_TrialPeriod()_UKToUSDate()/_USToUKDate()_WinAPI_Create_CTL_CODE()_WinAPI_CreateGUID()_WMIDateStringToDate()/_DateToWMIDateString()Au3 script parsingAutoIt SearchAutoIt3 PortableAutoIt3WrapperToPragmaAutoItWinGetTitle()/AutoItWinSetTitle()CodingDirToHTML5FileInstallrFileReadLastChars()GeoIP databaseGUI - Only Close ButtonGUI ExamplesGUICtrlDeleteImage()GUICtrlGetBkColor()GUICtrlGetStyle()GUIEventsGUIGetBkColor()Int_Parse() & Int_TryParse()IsISBN()LockFile()Mapping CtrlIDsOOP in AutoItParseHeadersToSciTE()PasswordValidPasteBinPosts Per DayPreExpandProtect GlobalsQueue()Resource UpdateResourcesExSciTE JumpSettings INISHELLHOOKShunting-YardSignature CreatorStack()Stopwatch()StringAddLF()/StringStripLF()StringEOLToCRLF()VSCROLLWM_COPYDATAMore Examples...

Updated: 22/04/2018

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rickyok

Thank you guiness. It works flawlessly.

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SergioSchulte

Ok, now how could I Pause them both with lets say number "2" on keyboard and then UnPause it again with "2"?

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guinness

Please stop bumping old threads that are rectified. If you have an issue create a new Forum post.


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_AdapterConnections()_AlwaysRun()_AppMon()_AppMonEx()_ArrayFilter/_ArrayReduce_BinaryBin()_CheckMsgBox()_CmdLineRaw()_ContextMenu()_ConvertLHWebColor()/_ConvertSHWebColor()_DesktopDimensions()_DisplayPassword()_DotNet_Load()/_DotNet_Unload()_Fibonacci()_FileCompare()_FileCompareContents()_FileNameByHandle()_FilePrefix/SRE()_FindInFile()_GetBackgroundColor()/_SetBackgroundColor()_GetConrolID()_GetCtrlClass()_GetDirectoryFormat()_GetDriveMediaType()_GetFilename()/_GetFilenameExt()_GetHardwareID()_GetIP()_GetIP_Country()_GetOSLanguage()_GetSavedSource()_GetStringSize()_GetSystemPaths()_GetURLImage()_GIFImage()_GoogleWeather()_GUICtrlCreateGroup()_GUICtrlListBox_CreateArray()_GUICtrlListView_CreateArray()_GUICtrlListView_SaveCSV()_GUICtrlListView_SaveHTML()_GUICtrlListView_SaveTxt()_GUICtrlListView_SaveXML()_GUICtrlMenu_Recent()_GUICtrlMenu_SetItemImage()_GUICtrlTreeView_CreateArray()_GUIDisable()_GUIImageList_SetIconFromHandle()_GUIRegisterMsg()_GUISetIcon()_Icon_Clear()/_Icon_Set()_IdleTime()_InetGet()_InetGetGUI()_InetGetProgress()_IPDetails()_IsFileOlder()_IsGUID()_IsHex()_IsPalindrome()_IsRegKey()_IsStringRegExp()_IsSystemDrive()_IsUPX()_IsValidType()_IsWebColor()_Language()_Log()_MicrosoftInternetConnectivity()_MSDNDataType()_PathFull/GetRelative/Split()_PathSplitEx()_PrintFromArray()_ProgressSetMarquee()_ReDim()_RockPaperScissors()/_RockPaperScissorsLizardSpock()_ScrollingCredits_SelfDelete()_SelfRename()_SelfUpdate()_SendTo()_ShellAll()_ShellFile()_ShellFolder()_SingletonHWID()_SingletonPID()_Startup()_StringCompact()_StringIsValid()_StringRegExpMetaCharacters()_StringReplaceWholeWord()_StringStripChars()_Temperature()_TrialPeriod()_UKToUSDate()/_USToUKDate()_WinAPI_Create_CTL_CODE()_WinAPI_CreateGUID()_WMIDateStringToDate()/_DateToWMIDateString()Au3 script parsingAutoIt SearchAutoIt3 PortableAutoIt3WrapperToPragmaAutoItWinGetTitle()/AutoItWinSetTitle()CodingDirToHTML5FileInstallrFileReadLastChars()GeoIP databaseGUI - Only Close ButtonGUI ExamplesGUICtrlDeleteImage()GUICtrlGetBkColor()GUICtrlGetStyle()GUIEventsGUIGetBkColor()Int_Parse() & Int_TryParse()IsISBN()LockFile()Mapping CtrlIDsOOP in AutoItParseHeadersToSciTE()PasswordValidPasteBinPosts Per DayPreExpandProtect GlobalsQueue()Resource UpdateResourcesExSciTE JumpSettings INISHELLHOOKShunting-YardSignature CreatorStack()Stopwatch()StringAddLF()/StringStripLF()StringEOLToCRLF()VSCROLLWM_COPYDATAMore Examples...

Updated: 22/04/2018

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kekzoj

If you want to run a function from another script (an uncompiled one), you must include it.

I have found also, if you are trying to run the autoit program with a parameter pointing to the other file, it will not work, as you can only have 1 instance of an autoit script running at a time (but as many built autoit programs as you like).

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kekzoj

If you want to run a function from another script (an uncompiled one), you must include it.

I have found also, if you are trying to run the autoit program with a parameter pointing to the other file, it will not work, as you can only have 1 instance of an autoit script running at a time (but as many built autoit programs as you like).

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robertocm
On miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2011 at 1:13 PM, guinness said:

AutoIt Script:

 

_RunAU3("AU3_Example.txt")
_RunAU3("AU3_Example.txt")
_RunAU3("AU3_Example.txt")
_RunAU3("AU3_Example.txt")
_RunAU3("AU3_Example.txt")

Func _RunAU3($sFilePath, $sWorkingDir = "", $iShowFlag = @SW_SHOW, $iOptFlag = 0)
    Return Run('"' & @AutoItExe & '" /AutoIt3ExecuteScript "' & $sFilePath & '"', $sWorkingDir, $iShowFlag, $iOptFlag)
EndFunc   ;==>_RunAU3

Sorry,

If I understanding this correctly, the example above script can be compiled just adding this line at the beginning:

#pragma compile(AutoItExecuteAllowed, True)

An the compiled .exe has the ability to execute .au3 or a3x files, without needing another interpreter .exe file.

If i'm not explaining well this alternative, here is a reference:

 

 

 

 

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robertocm

Sorry to reopen this,

From some tests in a remote server computer without AutoIt installed i've seem that the below steps did worked, but don't really understand:

- I have a compiled .exe script executing in this server (lets call parent.exe)

- parent.exe calls another script compiled as .a3x (using the Run function as explained here), and pass him a parameter (lets call this script child.a3x)

- child.a3x has also a run function to call another script compiled as .a3x passing him the same parameter (lets call grandchild.a3x)

From my tests it seems that 'grandchild.a3x' do get executed: for example, show a msgbox with the original message

Only for curiosity, How does this work without AutoIt installed?

 

Here is an example, not directly related with the question, but could be adapted to test the above 'steps'

Code from TurionAltec, 2016

parent.au3

#include <AutoItConstants.au3>

Local $sParamet=""
Local $sWorkingDir = ""
$iPID = Run('"' & @AutoItExe & '" /AutoIt3ExecuteScript "' & "child.a3x" & '" "' & $sParamet & '"', $sWorkingDir, @SW_HIDE, $STDIN_CHILD)

While 1
    $Data = InputBox("Input","data")
    StdinWrite($iPID,$Data)
    If $Data = "" Then Exit
Wend

Compiled this as child.a3x

#include <WinAPIProc.au3>

$ParentPID = _WinAPI_GetParentProcess()

Local $sInput

While ProcessExists($ParentPID)
   $sInput = ConsoleRead()
   If StringLen($sInput) > 0 Then
      MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "Received: " & @CRLF & @CRLF & $sInput)
   EndIf
   Sleep(100)
WEnd

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Melba23

robertocm,

A "compiled" AutoIt exe is actually the entire interpreter with the script added as a resource. So you can run any other .au3 or .a3x file using that internal interpreter. Nowadays you also need to set the #pragma("AutoItExecuteAllowed", True) directive in the compiled script to permit this. See the <Using AutoIt - Running Scripts> page in the Help file for more details.

M23


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robertocm

Melba23,

I'm always learning a lot from you,

Many Thanks and Regards

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