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Newbie Q - can my AutoIT script run other AutoIT Scripts - How

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Newbie here tyring to handle joining many different pieces of different scripts to form a new script.

I would like to have a master script file that launches sub scripts that need to finish (with a time out failsafe) before processing continues, ideally passing back a return code to indicate what has transpired.

Not sure what commands to use and how to structure. I have been trying to READ the Manual, but not sure what I need.

I am looking at the following possibilities: Call, Run, RunAs, RunAsWait, RunWait, ShellExecute, and ShellExecuteWait as the launch methods.

So, what are preferred methods and what problems should I be watching out for?

Thanks.

Snoopy


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Thanks MPH. I am trying to go through it, but it does not render properly on my system (I don't know why), so I can't see full descriptions of Exam Questions, and the Break time example (Object) did not work either.

Anyway, as I have managed to make several smaller individual scripts that I am now trying to piece together, just looking for a little guidance on best practices for joining scripts in a manner that can isolate functional processes to make it easier to handle adjustments and errors.

Essentially, do I make I HUGE (ugly) script and just brute force my way through, or can I make a pretty Master/Slave type of script to call individual apps from their respective slave process?

Thanks


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Just found Valuater's AutoIT Wrappers from Launching .au3 script within a Script

Looks like it might be what I can use.

Now I can get some sleep and try it in the morning with a clear head. :)


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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Well, as it happens, I did a similar script yesterday. Rather than running multiple scripts, you can run the same one multiple times, with parameters. I'll give you a script example.

Global $Output, $ProcessID
For $Repeat = 1 To $CmdLine[0];The $cmdline array is automatically set by autoit. It contains any parameters given to the program when it is run.
    ;Hold Shift and press F8 in scite to set parameters. Enter "a" into the first box, without quotes.
    MsgBox(0,"",$CmdLine[$Repeat]) ;For debug reasons - shows you what the current parameter is.
    If $CmdLine[$Repeat] = "Function1" Then
        _Function1()
    EndIf
Next
If @Compiled = 1 Then
    $ProcessID = Run(FileGetShortName(@ScriptFullPath) & " Function1", @SW_SHOW, 0x02);0x02 = $STDOUT_CHILD
Else
    $ProcessID = Run(FileGetShortName(@AutoItExe) & " " & FileGetShortName(@ScriptFullPath)& " Function1", @SW_SHOW, 0x02);0x02 = $STDOUT_CHILD
EndIf
Func _Function1()
    ConsoleWrite("This data should be displayed in a message box")
    Exit
EndFunc

That currently works to run the function. Unfortunately, I have no experience reading the STDOUT and I don't know how to have a script write to the stream. I will work on it though, because that's valuable information to know.

Anyway, that will get you running the function. It won't do communicatins but I don't have a clue how to do that.

Edited by Mikeman27294

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