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Laptop power state

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Hi, I've already trawled the forum looking for an answer to this but without much luck :

Quite simply I want to check to see if the laptop, the script is running on, is attached to the AC adapter or running on battery.

Then I want the script to carry on if it is, and throw up a message box prompting the user to attach the power supply if it isn't.

I found some information on creating an array from WMI and then tried converting it to a string and it all gets a bit messy. Is there a simple way of finding out if it's on AC or DC. I don't need to know charging time remaining etc, Just on battery or on AC. Is it really that difficult?

Thanks in advance, my head is about to go bang.

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Here's a UDF that should make life easier for you:

Thanks abberation, I had already found this but I'm struggling to get the information this provides in a format that I can use. How can I query the array to get a simple true or false or 1 or 0.

Do I use _ArraySearch _ArrayToClip _ArrayToString?

I'm at the limit of my AutoIt knowledge now.

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After the _ArrayDisplay code, add these lines:

If $batt[0] = 0 Then
    MsgBox(0, "", "The laptop is not plugged in")
ElseIf $batt[0] = 1 Then
    MsgBox(0, "", "The laptop IS plugged in")
Else
    MsgBox(0, "", "I don't know if the laptop is plugged in")
EndIf

The variable $batt[0] holds the answer. If it is equal to 0 then the laptop is not plugged in. If equal to 1 then it is.


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Awesome. That's the one. Cheers.

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