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Determine how an autoit application was started

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Is there a way for autoit program to know if it was started by clicking on an Icon or if it was started by being launched from another autoit program.

I would like to do this passing something through the command line.

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Perhaps something along these lines >>

In your first application:

Run("myAutoIt.exe /OtherProcess")

In your second application called myAutoIt.exe

If $CmdLine[0] Then
    If StringInStr($CmdLineRaw, "/OtherProcess", 2) Then
        MsgBox(4096, "", "Application was run from another AutoIt app.")    
    EndIf
Else
    MsgBox(4096, "", "Application was run by double-clicking the exe.")
EndIf

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You mean you are calling your script and then you 'd like to pass some parameters?


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I'm sorry.

I meant to say that I want to know if I can do this without passing anything through the command line.

The called script will do different things whether it was clicked on directly as an icon or started from another autoit process.

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

You could use Yashied's most excellent to check the parent process name.

#include <WinAPIEx.au3>
$s_ParentProcess = _WinAPI_GetProcessName(_WinAPI_GetParentProcess())
if $s_ParentProcess = "explorer.exe" Then
MsgBox(0,"","Main")
Else
MsgBox(0,"","Child")
Exit
endif
Run(@ScriptName)

Edit:

This works only when the script is compiled... for uncompiled scripts you maybe have to switch to command line parameters...

Edited by KaFu

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Yes, that should do the trick.

#Region    ;************ Includes ************
#Include "..WinAPIEx.au3"
#Include <Process.au3>
#EndRegion ;************ Includes ************
$s_ParentProcess = _WinAPI_GetProcessName(_WinAPI_GetParentProcess())
If $s_ParentProcess = "explorer.exe" Then
MsgBox(0, _ProcessGetName(_WinAPI_GetParentProcess()), "Main")
Else
MsgBox(0, _ProcessGetName(_WinAPI_GetParentProcess()), "Child")
Exit
EndIf
Run(@ScriptName)


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Yahtzee The game "Yahtzee" (Kniffel, DiceLion)

LoginWrapper Secure scripts by adding a query (authentication)

_RunOnlyOnThis UDF Make sure that a script can only be executed on ... (Windows / HD / ...)

Internet-Café Server/Client Application Open CD, Start Browser, Lock remote client, etc.

MultipleFuncsWithOneHotkey Start different funcs by hitting one hotkey different times

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Great, exactly what I am looking for.

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