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Software Installer version 1.2 - Jan 2, 2021 Hello, everyone! Today, I present to you a new version of Software Installer. This script is designed to be used on CDs/DVDs/USB drives where y

Its a nice piece of code and a usefull tool Many Thanks

It's more than likely the forum software ate the backslashes when the script was posted or edited. Unfortunately it's a too common experience, so you'll have to reinsert them where they belong.

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is it possible to place the *.exe in the folders? for example, some programs require different files that can be reproduced (eg some files *. ini)?

That could be done so that every program was in a separate file in the software?

eg

AdobeReader -> Software1

FineReader -> Software2

etc.?

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From playing with it i came up with this for 64/32 bit

I added an extra line to the .ini file for each product like this

[install_adobe.exe]

Desc=Adobe Reader X

switch= /sPB /rs /rps

Category=1

Arch=3264

Arch =

either

32 (32 bit installers)

or

64 (64 bit installers)

or

3264 (32 &64 bit installers in one file)

And changed the function populate like this, which appears to work

Func _Populate()
$OsArch = @OSArch
; Find all files in the Software folder and populate the tabs with the installers.
$f = FileFindFirstFile("Software/*.*")
Dim $array[1]
$i = 0
Do
$s = FileFindNextFile($f)
If Not @error Then
$array[$i] = $s
$i += 1
ReDim $array[$i + 1]
EndIf
Until @error
ReDim $array[$i]

Select
Case $OsArch = "X64"
For $i = 1 To UBound($array) Step 1
$category = IniRead($iniFile, $array[$i - 1], "Category", "6")
$desc = IniRead($iniFile, $array[$i - 1], "Desc", "")
$IniArch = IniRead($iniFile, $array[$i - 1], "Arch", "")
If $category = 1 And $IniArch > 32 Then
GUICtrlCreateListViewItem($array[$i - 1] & "|" & $desc, $ListView1)
ElseIf $category = 2 And $IniArch > 32 Then
GUICtrlCreateListViewItem($array[$i - 1] & "|" & $desc, $ListView2)
ElseIf $category = 3 And $IniArch > 32 Then
GUICtrlCreateListViewItem($array[$i - 1] & "|" & $desc, $ListView3)
ElseIf $category = 4 And $IniArch > 32 Then
GUICtrlCreateListViewItem($array[$i - 1] & "|" & $desc, $ListView4)
ElseIf $category = 5 And $IniArch > 32 Then
GUICtrlCreateListViewItem($array[$i - 1] & "|" & $desc, $ListView5)
ElseIf $category = 6 And $IniArch > 32 Then
GUICtrlCreateListViewItem($array[$i - 1] & "|" & $desc, $ListView6)
Else
GUICtrlCreateListViewItem($array[$i - 1] & "|" & $desc, $ListView7)
EndIf
Next
Case $OsArch = "X86"
For $i = 1 To UBound($array) Step 1
$category = IniRead($iniFile, $array[$i - 1], "Category", "6")
$desc = IniRead($iniFile, $array[$i - 1], "Desc", "")
$IniArch = IniRead($iniFile, $array[$i - 1], "Arch", "")
If $category = 1 And $IniArch <> 64 Then
GUICtrlCreateListViewItem($array[$i - 1] & "|" & $desc, $ListView1)
ElseIf $category = 2 And $IniArch <> 64 Then
GUICtrlCreateListViewItem($array[$i - 1] & "|" & $desc, $ListView2)
ElseIf $category = 3 And $IniArch <> 64 Then
GUICtrlCreateListViewItem($array[$i - 1] & "|" & $desc, $ListView3)
ElseIf $category = 4 And $IniArch <> 64 Then
GUICtrlCreateListViewItem($array[$i - 1] & "|" & $desc, $ListView4)
ElseIf $category = 5 And $IniArch <> 64 Then
GUICtrlCreateListViewItem($array[$i - 1] & "|" & $desc, $ListView5)
ElseIf $category = 6 And $IniArch <> 64 Then
GUICtrlCreateListViewItem($array[$i - 1] & "|" & $desc, $ListView6)
Else
GUICtrlCreateListViewItem($array[$i - 1] & "|" & $desc, $ListView7)
EndIf
Next
EndSelect
EndFunc ;==>_Populate

The only downside with this method is you have to add the Arch for each product.

But im sure there are many other ways

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I get an Error:

...installer.au3 (108) : ==> Variable used without being declared.:

GUICtrlCreateListViewItem($array[$i - 1] & "|" & $desc, $ListView7)

GUICtrlCreateListViewItem($array[$i - 1] & "|" & $desc, ^ ERROR

when trying to execute/compile your script

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thanks for shering.

little fix.

if the software folder is empty your code crash with this error:

Software Installer.au3 (86) : ==> Array variable subscript badly formatted.:

ReDim $array[$i]

ReDim $array[^ ERROR

to fix that add this line before line 86:

if $i = 0 Then Return 0

thanks again

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Is it possible to use this for some installation without silent switch?

Yes just omit the switch in the ini file

[install_adobe.exe]
Desc=Adobe Reader X
switch= /sPB /rs /rps ;==> becomes switch=
Category=1

it will still check but there is nothing to add

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It's more than likely the forum software ate the backslashes when the script was posted or edited. Unfortunately it's a too common experience, so you'll have to reinsert them where they belong.

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.
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habib64,

First, welcome to the AutoIt forum. :)

I suggest you post your code - and the associated ini file - so that we can see where you might have gone wrong. When you post your script please use Code tags - put [autoit] before and [/autoit] after your posted code. Then you get a scrolling box and syntax colouring which makes it easier to read. :)

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Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

Open spoiler to see my UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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Run("msiexec /i " & '"' & $scriptDir & "Software" & $fileName & '" ' & $switch) ; For MSI type installers

RunWait('"' & $scriptDir & "Software" & $fileName & '"' & " " & $switch) ; For EXE installers

These 2 lines don't seem to work as written, when executed a box just flashes real fast and nothing happens.

Can anybody see whats wrong with this, stumped.

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