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Hello,

I'm adding a couple of ico files to the compiled AutoIt application using

#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Icon_Add=

Is there any way to access those icons? Could you tell me for example how to copy an embeded icon file to C:\test?

Thank you!

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Have a look at this >> http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/scite/docs/AutoIt3Wrapper.htm & the section "Adding Extra Ico's to the program resources."

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Thank you for the reference, guinness, but I still don't understand how to copy an embeded icon to a specific folder based on the examples displayed on the page.

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ineedh3lp,

You need to decide what you want to do: ;)

#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Icon_Add puts the icons into the compiled exe resources and lets you use them from inside your script without having to save them to disk. The page to which guinness linked you shows you how to do that.

If you want to copy the icon to another folder then you can simply use FileInstall and then use the saved icon as normal.

You choose which way you want to go. :)

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Here's what I want to do:

The application I'm working on is designed to create a set of folders. What I want to do is copy some icon files to the created folders, but I don't want the application to copy the icon files from an external source, I want it to copy the embeded ones. So, I guess that my question is: can I export an embeded icon file?

I see that FileInstall says that the source must be a literal string and it cannot be a variable or the result of a function call.

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FileInstall ist what you need.

The source is the path where your script finds the files during compile time.

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ineedh3lp,

Then FileInstall is all you need. The "literal string" as the source parameter is exactly that - you must use something like "C:FolderSubFolderName.ico", no variables or macors allowed. You can of course use them in the destination parameter.

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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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I really don't want to bother you much, but I think I haven't made myself clear.

So, I have a compiled AutoIt script. Let's call the application FolderGen.exe

This application has embeded multiple icon files: ico1.ico, ico2.ico, ico3.ico. So these files do no exist on the client's computer, they exist only in the already compiled script, FolderGen.exe

Now, I need this application to be able to export the icon files that are embedded in it.

From my understanding, FileInstall requires an external file and this is not what I want because the application must not be dependent on external files. Thus, my only guess is that I can achieve what I want only if I can export the embedded icon files.

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Trust us, use FileInstall. It is exactly what you need!


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It's not a matter of trust. It's just that I do not understand how it can help me. Would you be kind to give me a functional example? Like, how to actually use FileInstall to copy an embedded file to C:test?

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FileInstall only needs the external files to exist when you compile the script, not when you run it. Once you run the script, any files that are FileInstalled are extracted to the location you specified in the FileInstall command in your script and are available for use by the script. If you don't want to extract the files onto the computer that's running the script, you'd use the information in the link that guiness posted.

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It's not a matter of trust. It's just that I do not understand how it can help me. Would you be kind to give me a functional example? Like, how to actually use FileInstall to copy an embedded file to C:test?

Open the help file and read how it works.

If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
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I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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Finally, I understand! Thank you, BrewManNH and everybody else!

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ineedh3lp, my suggestion would be - try it. Place your icon files at the root of C:, then use the line below:

FileInstall("C:ico1.ico", "where you want them to go on the target machine", 1)
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Yes, thank you! I was under the impression that FileInstall needs the source at run time as well.

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