I am trying to create a script to clean up users' desktops by moving all desktop folders and files (except the two hidden "desktop.ini" files and a MyDesktop.lnk shortcut) to a different folder. The script below will move files but not folders. The other issue with the script is that it doesn't seem to execute from a location other than the user's desktop. I would appreciate any suggestions.
#include <File.au3> MsgBox(64, "Desktop", "Cleaning up Desktop. This box will close in 4 seconds.", 4) $Files = _FileListToArray(@DesktopDir,"*",1) For $Index = 1 To $Files If StringRight($Files[$Index],4) <> ".ini, MyDesktop.lnk" Then FileMove($Files[$Index],'F:\HOME\Desktop') EndIf Next
For fun, I'm building an app that opens a webpage and refreshes it every 30 seconds.
But once the script performs _IEAction($oIE, "refresh"), the GUI closes.
Any help is appreciated.
;Open the file(s) in the selected folder
$extension = ".txt"
$app2openWith = @SystemDir & "\notepad.exe"
Global $loopTrick = 0
#Region ### START Koda GUI section ### Form=c:\users\mchu\downloads\autoit\my code\form1.kxf
Global $UI = GUICreate("Hit Em Up!", 256, 113, -1, -1)
$menu = _GUICtrlMenu_GetSystemMenu($UI)
_GUICtrlMenu_EnableMenuItem($menu, $SC_CLOSE, 1, False)
Global $url = GUICtrlCreateInput("https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ", 81, 8, 160, 21)
$Label1 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Target:", 16, 8, 55, 17)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 800, 0, "MS Sans Serif")
Global $StartBut = GUICtrlCreateButton("Start", 16, 40, 67, 25)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 13, 800, 0, "MS Sans Serif")
$Label2 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("(Press F4 to Exit)", 96, 40, 8000, 17)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 800, 0, "MS Sans Serif")
#EndRegion ### END Koda GUI section ###
$UIfunc = GUIGetMsg()
Case $UIfunc = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
Case $UIfunc = $StartBut
If GUICtrlRead($url) = "" Then
MsgBox(48, "Um...", "Give me a target you idiot.")
If $loopTrick = 0 Then
Global $oIE = _IECreate(GUICtrlRead($url))
ElseIf $loopTrick = 1 Then
$loopTrick = 1
Afternoon, I could very well be doing this wrong so feel free to totally advise otherwise - I'm wanting to use a GUI to first display a key from within an INI file, then secondly change the INI file by using a FileSelectFolder command but then I want to see the GUI change to reflect the change I've just made.
#include <ButtonConstants.au3> #include <EditConstants.au3> #include <GUIConstantsEx.au3> #include <WindowsConstants.au3> #Region ### START Koda GUI section ### Form= $Form1 = GUICreate("Form1", 615, 437, 192, 124) $Input1 = GUICtrlCreateInput(Iniread(@WorkingDir & "\test.ini","Path","FilePath",""), 64, 80, 121, 21) $Button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Change", 200, 80, 75, 25) GUISetState(@SW_SHOW) #EndRegion ### END Koda GUI section ### While 1 $nMsg = GUIGetMsg() Switch $nMsg Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Exit Case $Button1 $selectedFolder = FileSelectFolder("Select Log Path Directory",@WorkingDir,0) If NOT $selectedFolder = "" Then $newLogPath = IniWrite(@WorkingDir & "\test.ini","Path","FilePath",$selectedFolder) EndIf EndSwitch WEnd So 2 part question really: (1) Should I be using GUICtrlCreateInput to display my INI read from within the GUI? (2) How can I refresh the GUI to update that to read the new information I've just written to the GUI?
I came here with maybe too specific questions about uncommon things, but as people says, I don't lose anything trying to asking here
There's long time that I have a little "experimental" idea: Use windows desktop and it icon system like old videogame consoles (where "sprites" are used to draw things on screen, can be manipulated/animated to make interesting things happen). Some of that inspiration came from another experiments from demoscene.
Researching the possibilities of doing something like that (maybe not so intense) I found that the Windows Desktop uses a GuiListView to show and arrange icons (and of course, AutoIt provides UDF's for that ). So, I'm used that UDF to create dummy icons (not putting files on Desktop, just modifiying the "GUI layer" of desktop for put non-working icons), setting custom values like coordinates, name and Icon (from a list of loaded icons in the GuiListView). As you can see in next image works well in Windows XP... even in Windows 95 (that's not the case from Windows Vista to 10, but I already posted another question here about that... anyways, for now I'm working that with a isolated XP machine... sigh).
Another video doing an animation with that:
How I make that custom icons? Here:
$hWnd = ControlGetHandle("Program Manager", "", "[CLASS:SysListView32; INSTANCE:1]") $newItem = _GUICtrlListView_AddItem ( $hWnd, "TEST", 32 ) ; with an icon of index 32 _GUICtrlListView_SetItemPosition ( $hWnd, $newItem, 300, 300 ) ; set some example property. Put in X=300 Y=300 Okay, so the next phase was changing the icons with custom ones. And here starts the issues. As AutoIT help says, icons from GuiListView came from a loaded GUIImageList, which, seeing past images I conclude that it's already preloaded with some sort of most used icons (something like an icon cache?). But If I modify it (or create another GUIImageList and then put into the GuiListView) the icons became corrupted and replaced with blank ones. (can be reverted deleting IconCache.db, just like when windows shows wrong icons in desktop).
How I change icons? Here
$hImage = _GUIImageList_Create(48, 48, 5) ; create an image list for 48x48 icons $newIcon = _GUIImageList_AddIcon($imageList, @SystemDir & "\shell32.dll", 110) ; just adding a new icon in the image list _GUICtrlListView_SetImageList($hWnd, $hImage, 0) ; $hwnd is the desktop hwnd Another option as workaround for setting icons was getting the desktop GUIImageList, and modifiyng it directly. I otbtain a GUIImageList handle, but ... without any images inside! (That's strange beacuse, when I set desktop item icons without altering the GUIImageList, it applies correctly). And finally if I try to add new ones, it returns -1 with @error setted.
How I'm trying to get desktop GUIImageList? Here.
$imageList = _GUICtrlListView_GetImageList ( $hWnd, 0 ) MsgBox(0,_GUIImageList_GetImageCount ( $imageList ), $imageList) ; getting image count and GUIImageList handle $newIcon = _GUIImageList_AddIcon($imageList, @SystemDir & "\shell32.dll", 110) ; adding icons without success So, what is the question? There's something wrong I'm doing while trying to set the new icon set on desktop? Or desktop icons work in different way than the rest of the GuiListView's? Or there's something really stupid that I can't saw before that corrupts the icons?
Also... if there's not known solution for that, do you have some idea for doing a workaround for that? Or another crazy idea? (Maybe putting real files instead dummy icons could be a solution ... a very slow one). Or even maybe (maybe not, I sure about that xD) do you want to help with this "experiment".
Thanks in advance, have a good day
I'm using this method to draw a transparent image inside my window. It works, but not as expected. With that example - without minimize button or anything else and the _GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawImageRect inside the main loop -, it works, but when you need to refresh the window, like restoring it after minimized or when you drag some window above your autoit window, the draw just gone. How can I refresh the image, for example, when I display one MsgBox and minimize and restore the window with the MsgBox opened?
Try the example below. Run the script and the image will show, then minimize and restore. Then click on the button, keep the MsgBox opened, minimize and restore... The image just disappears. How can I keep it?