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Hi guys,

I don't understand how to add to a autoit .exe a command line interface The help this time don't help me like expeted.

Example simple code:

Func Test()
MsgBox(0,0,"test")
EndFunc

If i run it nothing happens, it's normal.

But how to add a command line parameter like:

C:UsersUsername>test.exe /name "True"
Completed Successfully

And see the MsgBox with the variable text?

Please provide some example

Thanks for support :oops:

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The help file perfectly describes how passing parameters to an AutoIt exe works.


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Try this and you will see how it works:

MsgBox(64, "Passed Parameters", $CmdLine[0] & " parameters have been passed to this script:")
For $i = 1 To $CmdLine[0]
    MsgBox(64, "Passed Parameters", "Parameter " & $i & ": " & $CmdLine[$i])
Next
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Water, two question:

1) how to do something if respect a rule, example:

test.exe /name asd --> Give me MsgBox(0,0,"asd")

test.exe asd --> Give me nothing

2) How to set a Stdout to cmd like "Complete" if not @error

Thanks :oops:

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Who passes the parameters to the script - a user or another script?

Only if a user passes the parameters something like "/name" makes sense.

To write something to the console you have to compile the script as CUI not as GUI (Ctrl+F7 in Scite and set "Create CUI instead of GUI EXE")


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My script don't have a GUI, select a file with FileOpenDialog and create a special shortcut with parameter. My intention was to delete that shortcut by cmd, like:

test.exe /delete test

In autoit will be:

FileDelete(@DesktopDir & "" & $var & ".ink")

The $var is equal to "test"

I don't like the CUI option, i'm not set a responce on CMD, i'll make a simpy MsgBox

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If every parameter consists of a name (like "/name") and the value (like "asd") you could parse the parameters like this:

#AutoIt3Wrapper_Change2CUI=y
$sTitle = "Test Script"
If Mod($CmdLine[0], 2) <> 0 Then Exit MsgBox(16, $sTitle, "Invalid number of parameters! has to be a multiple of 2!")
If $CmdLine[0] = 0 Then Exit MsgBox(16, $sTitle, "No parameters passed!")
For $i = 1 To $CmdLine[0] Step 2
    If $CmdLine[$i] = "/name" Then MsgBox(64, "Passed Parameters", "/name is " & $CmdLine[$i+1])
Next
ConsoleWrite("Finished!")

Open a cmd window and enter "test.exe /name asdf".

You will get a MsgBox and the text "Finished!" on the console.

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Just for know, that script write something on cmd console? Because i can't see nothing after MsgBox ( i have compiled it )

You have make this:

#AutoIt3Wrapper_Change2CUI=y

It's for write something on cmd?

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Yes. Open a DOS console window and run your test exe with parameters "/name ads"


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I get the following display after clicking "OK":

C:Temp>"test.exe" /name asd

Finished!

C:Temp>


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I'm not, as you can see. I'm on Windows 7 x64, try to compile even x86 / x64, no "Finished" output, i have click ok but nothing:

C:UsersUSERNAME>"C:UsersUSERNAMEDesktopasd.exe" /name asd
C:UsersUSERNAME>
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You have to click "OK" on the MsgBox because the text is written to the console at the end of the script.


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I can reproduce this behaviour when I removed line "#AutoIt3Wrapper_Change2CUI=y" from the script.

Make sure this line is at the top of your script and you will get "Finished!" on the console.


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Nothing

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Yes, is on top:

#AutoIt3Wrapper_Change2CUI=y
$sTitle = "Test Script"
;~ If Mod($CmdLine[0], 2) <> 0 Then Exit MsgBox(16, $sTitle, "Invalid number of parameters! has to be a multiple of 2!")
;~ If $CmdLine[0] = 0 Then Exit MsgBox(16, $sTitle, "No parameters passed!")
For $i = 1 To $CmdLine[0] Step 2
If $CmdLine[$i] = "/name" Then MsgBox(64, "Passed Parameters", "/name is " & $CmdLine[$i+1])
Next
ConsoleWrite("Finished!")
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Did you verify that "#AutoIt3Wrapper_Change2CUI=y" is at the top of your script?


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Do you have the full SciTE package installed?

Btw, you don't need "#AutoIt3Wrapper_Change2CUI=y" when you don't need the CMD output!

Compile this and start the exe with some arguments:

#include <array.au3>
If $CmdLine[0] Then
_ArrayDisplay($CmdLine)
EndIf

If will display your arguments. You can analyse the arguments and do what ever you want.

Br,

UEZ

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UEZ, yes.

Water say that :oops: You have an alternative?

Work only in this case:

#Region ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****
#AutoIt3Wrapper_UseUpx=n
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Change2CUI=y
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_requestedExecutionLevel=asInvoker
#EndRegion ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****
$sTitle = "Test Script"
;~ If Mod($CmdLine[0], 2) <> 0 Then Exit MsgBox(16, $sTitle, "Invalid number of parameters! has to be a multiple of 2!")
;~ If $CmdLine[0] = 0 Then Exit MsgBox(16, $sTitle, "No parameters passed!")
For $i = 1 To $CmdLine[0] Step 2
    If $CmdLine[$i] = "/name" Then MsgBox(64, "Passed Parameters", "/name is " & $CmdLine[$i+1])
Next
ConsoleWrite("Finished!")

Really strange, if i enable UPX not work, If i removed requestedExecutionLevel=asInvoker not work...

I'm using 3.3.8.0 with full scite installed

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