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Problem with AutoIT wrapper portability !!!

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Hi All,

I have an AutoIT executable file. My requirement is I’ll run it once and it will create 2 separate AutoIT executable files and execute them one by one.

Is it possible ?

The context it I need to handle pop ups for my applications. I have created 2 AutoIT executable files for the same (one will handle pop up by creating a process and other will take care of application) – as long as I have 2 files in my system my code is working fine.

Now my requirement got change and I need to shift only one executable file to a different system where I need to execute my entire code.

Thanks in advance !!

Suhotro Bhattacharyya

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I'm not really following your issue. Could you re-clarify? Maybe post some code to show what you mean perhaps?


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This might help.

HotKeySet("{esc}", "_ESC")
Func _ESC()
Exit
EndFunc ;==>_ESC
OnAutoItExitRegister("_Exit")
Func _Exit()
__SingleScript()
MsgBox(262144," ","Bye, bye",2)
EndFunc ;==>_Exit
If $CmdLine[0] > 0 Then
If $CmdLine[1] = "Childprocess" Then
Exit Childprocess()
EndIf
EndIf
__SingleScript()
ShellExecute(@ScriptFullPath, "Childprocess")
; here foolows your application code
MsgBox(262144," ","Press ESC to Exit",2)
$i = 0
While Sleep(1000) ; never ending loop
$i += 1
MsgBox(262144, "My Messagebox", $i, 0)
WEnd
Exit
; here foolows your popup code
Func Childprocess()
While 1
If WinExists("My Messagebox") Then
Beep(2000,100)
Sleep(1000)
WinKill("[last]")
EndIf
WEnd
EndFunc ;==>Childprocess
Func __SingleScript()
Local $OI, $O = ObjGet("winmgmts:\\" & @ComputerName & "\root\CIMV2"), $CI = $O.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_Process", "WQL", 0x30)
For $OI In $CI
If $OI.ProcessId = @AutoItPID Then ContinueLoop
If $OI.Name = StringTrimRight(@ScriptName, 4) & ".EXE" Or ($OI.Name = "AutoIt3.exe" And StringInStr($OI.CommandLine, StringTrimRight(@ScriptName, 4) & ".au3")) Then ProcessClose($OI.ProcessId)
Next
EndFunc ;==>__SingleScript

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well, initially in autoIt wrapper , say the name of the wrapper is "Wrapper.exe", the code is something like below

  • FileInstall, First.exe, tmpFirst.exe
  • FileInstall, Second.exe, tmpSecond.exe
  • RunWait, tmpFirst.exe
  • RunWait, tmpSecond.exe

Hence is I have both the file present in the system (First.exe and Second.exe) my Wrapper.exe is running absolutely fine.

Now the problem is I need to shift Only One executable file from one system to another here if I shift only wrapper.exe then my code is not working because it is searching for “First.exe” and “Second.exe”.

I was under impression that after compiling “Wrapper.Au3” – automatically “First.exe” and “Second.exe” will be associated with “Wrapper.exe” but that is not the case.

Please help !!

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Perhaps it is an issue with different architecture of source and target system, one x64 and other x86.

Did you tried running Frist.exe and Second.exe on the destination system without a wrapper?

Are Frist.exe and Second.exe compiled Autoit scripts?

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

Thanks Exit !!

Yes first and second both are compliled AutoIt scripts.

There is no difference in the source and destination systems only thing is we have a restriction of moving only one file not two / more.

However I need to have 2 file to create 2 separate process because one will be pop up handler and another is normal application code.

Otherwise my script is not able to handle pop up efficiently ....most of the time script is getting paused.

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Then look on my code.

It makes two processes. One application process and one childprocess to handle popups.

In my sample, the applicationprocess is a messagebox. Normally, the script pauses on a messagebox popup.

But the childprocess running as a separate tread/process kills the messagebox popup.

Just give it a try.


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Sorry Exit !!!

I have tested it its not working !!!

Please suggest something else :)

Thanks for your time !!!

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Do you want to include your first.exe and second.exe in the Wrapper.exe so it can be copied to other Computers and ran by simply running wrapper.exe?

If so, look at FileInstall()

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#10 ·  Posted (edited)

I have tested it its not working !!!

A bit unspecific.

Just run this code unmodified.

If $CmdLine[0] > 0 And $CmdLine[1] = "Childprocess" Then Exit Childprocess()
__SingleScript() ; cleanup older tasks with the same name
ShellExecute(@ScriptFullPath, "Childprocess") ; call the second procerss aka Second.exe
; here follows your application code setup
OnAutoItExitRegister("_Exit")
Func _Exit()
 __SingleScript() ; kill the second process aka Second.exe
 MsgBox(262144, " ", "Bye, bye", 2)
EndFunc   ;==>_Exit
HotKeySet("{ESC}", "_ESC")
Func _ESC()
 Exit
EndFunc   ;==>_ESC
; here follows your application code aka First.exe
MsgBox(262144, "Application code", "Application code running. Press OK to continue.", 0)
For $i = 1 To 9999999999
 Sleep(500)
 MsgBox(262144, "My Messagebox", $i & @LF & @LF & @LF & "Press ESC to Exit" & @LF & @LF & "(OK will be pressed by Childprocess)", 0)
Next
Exit
; here follows your popup code aka Second.exe
Func Childprocess()
 MsgBox(262144, "Popup code", "Popup code running. Press OK to continue.", 0)
 While Sleep(100)
  If WinExists("My Messagebox") Then
   Beep(3000, 30)
   Sleep(1000)
   If Not ControlClick("My Messagebox", "", "Button1") Then MsgBox(262144, "Popup code", "Controlclick failed", 0)
  EndIf
 WEnd
EndFunc   ;==>Childprocess
;
Func __SingleScript()
 Local $OI, $O = ObjGet("winmgmts:" & @ComputerName & "rootCIMV2"), $CI = $O.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_Process", "WQL", 0x30)
 For $OI In $CI
  If $OI.ProcessId = @AutoItPID Then ContinueLoop
  If $OI.Name = StringTrimRight(@ScriptName, 4) & ".EXE" Or ($OI.Name = "AutoIt3.exe" And StringInStr($OI.CommandLine, StringTrimRight(@ScriptName, 4) & ".au3")) Then ProcessClose($OI.ProcessId)
 Next
EndFunc   ;==>__SingleScript

and tell me if a messagebox with a counter appears/disappears.

Or what error happens.

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Thanks agin Exit !! I ran the code and its not working. Your child process is not clicking OK. Let me be specific now such that you understand the problem more clearly:

The context of wrapper came to my mind because in my application pop up is not being handled properly (some times it is being handled some times it is not).

Main problem is whenever I am selecting a value in my application - which is basically a drop down, it fires onchange event and a pop up is comming.

Because of this my autoIT script is getting paused.

I tried ControlSend, ControlClick but as my script is getting paused that line is not getting executed and hence that pop up is not being handled properly.

I have used AutoIT Window Info to get the proper information of pop up windows. This is a normal internet explorer pop up.

Then I thought to use AutoIt wrapper becuase my first process - POPUPHandler.exe will create a pop up handler which will be running first and then my application code will run as a separate process ApplicationCode.exe hence whenever that pop up will appear then it will be taken care by first process POPUPHandler.exe as at that time second process - ApplicationCode.exe is kind of paused.

To make the wrapper I have used following code:

FileInstall("D:Test ScriptsPOPUPHandler.exe","D:Test Scripts ",1)

FileInstall("D:Test ScriptsApplicationCode.exe", "D:Test Scripts",1)

Run("D:Test ScriptsPOPUPHandler.exe","",@SW_HIDE) ;This is actually an infinite loop this will be closed by ApplicationCode.exe

Run("D:Test ScriptsApplicationCode.exe","",@SW_SHOW)

So far it was working fine becuase in my system I have all the 3 files present now my requirment is I need to move just only one file in a different system where I'll not have other 2 files - this is the place where I got stuck.

Please see if we can do anything here or not.

Thanks a lot for your time.

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I have no explanation why the code is not running on your system.

I would ask other readers of this thread to run the sample and give feedback. Thanks.

Using my solution would avoid having 3 scripts. All in one would be better.

Did you check the return value of your fileinstall() ?

I assume that it failed since you gave no destination filename.

The following RUN statements will only run on the source system since there are the original files.

You should Fileinstall() in a temp directory and use different filenames.

Then it will fail on the source system also.

Test it with the compiled version of the wrapper, otherwise fileinstall() will use sourcefiles. See the helpfile for fileinstall().


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Thanks Exit !!

I have modified your code little bit as per requirement and exectuing that exe, its working fine. a big thank you for giving the idea / code of creating 2 separate processes using AutoIT is really excellent !!!

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