Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Morthawt

Shellexecute an all in one use?

5 posts in this topic

I am rewriting my string based hotkey program based on what I learned from the experience of writing the first one and want to slim down the user requirement to select between run vs shellexecute. From what I am reading in the manual it looks like shellexecute will do everything I need, run exe, scr, msc everything. Is there really any need for me to use Run function?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



#2 ·  Posted (edited)

From looking in the help it seems that Run makes it easy to do things like redirect console output of the program being run etc.. ShellExecute is very versatile. I use ShellExecute or ShellExecuteWait for pretty much everything.

Edited by MilesAhead

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of the reasons to use Run over ShellExecute is that Run returns the PID of the program being run, while shellexecute only returns 1 or 0. Another reason to use Run is if you need to read the stdout/stderror streams of a program, such as a DIR command or a program that outputs data to the command window like Xcopy or RoboCopy. If you don't need these, then ShellExecute should work most of the time.


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.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0