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Create multiple lines in GUI

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Hello,

i like to create something like a silent install script with some status messages.

In DOS i do it like this:

@Echo off

Echo Installing Program 1

program2.exe /silent >NUL

Echo.

Echo Installing Program 2

program2.exe /silent >NUL

Echo.

Echo Everything done, press a key...

pauze >NUL

In DOS this works wonderfull, the batch file waits until the program is installed and would move over to the second line. It wil display the status of the install with the DOS echo command.

Can this be done in Autoit with a more graphical status screen?

I've tried msgbox. This works, but shows a msgbox for every instaleld program. I like to see the status in 1 msgbox.

Regards,

Patrick

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There are several ways you could go about it, but for a simple start, take a look at the SplashTextOn command in the help file.

There are cleaner, nicer looking solutions, but this will be the simplest until you learn more about AutoIt scripting in general.

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What you would want to do is console write. It will work similarly to DOS and Batch files:

ConsoleWrite("Installing Program 1")
RunWait("program2.exe", "/silent")
ConsoleWrite(@CRLF)
ConsoleWrite("Installing Program 2")
RunWait("program2.exe" "/silent")
ConsoleWrite(@CRLF)
ConsoleWrite("Everything done. Now exiting.")
Exit

There you go. If you compare that to your command line version, you will quickly realize how it works.

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This works, and is easy. ConsoleWrite will not give you graphical output, however.

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i don't think i get it. I want the use the SplashTextOn option. I've tried this:

But the window is clearer and then the next message is displayed. I've also tried the ControlSetText option, but it doesn't show anything.

SplashTextOn("Title", "Message goes here.", -1, -1, -1, -1, 4, "", 24)

Sleep(2000)

SplashOff()

SplashTextOn("Titel", "bericht1", -1, -1, -1, -1, 4, "")

ControlSetText("TitleFoo", "", "Static1", "message")

sleep(2000)

ControlSetText("TitleFoo", "", "Static1", "message2")

sleep(2000)

SplashOff()

Any idea?

Patrick

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Your ControlSetText wasn't written properly, try it this way.

SplashTextOn("Title", "Message goes here.", -1, -1, -1, -1, 4, "", 24)
Sleep(2000)
SplashOff()
SplashTextOn("Title", "bericht1", -1, -1, -1, -1, 4, "")
Sleep(2000)
ControlSetText("Title", "", "Static1", "message")
sleep(2000)
ControlSetText("Title", "", "Static1", "message2")
sleep(2000)
SplashOff()

You had "TitleFoo" set for the window's title, when the window's title was set to "Title". Copy/Paste error from the example script on your part.


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Hey, thanks, but it is almost the way i want it.

The window isn't closed now, but the text is not displayed underneath eachother. The text is sort of refreshed, i want al the text in 1 window, with some commands between (like the sleep command).

Patrick

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SplashTextOn("Title", "Message goes here.", -1, -1, -1, -1, 4, "", 24)
Sleep(2000)
SplashOff()
$msg="bericht1"
SplashTextOn("Titel", $msg, -1, -1, -1, -1, 4, "")
$msg &= @CRLF & "message"
ControlSetText("Titel", "", "Static1", $msg)
sleep(2000)
$msg &= @CRLF & "message2"
ControlSetText("Titel", "", "Static1", $msg)
sleep(2000)
SplashOff()

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Briliant, this is exactly what i need. Thanks Old Geek.

Patrick

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