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Hey guys :),

I was going through just the basic tutorial http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/docs/tutorials/winzip/winzip.htm I downloaded Winzip the setup file is called WinZip175.exe so I wrote......

; Run the application named WinZip175 with the extension .exe
Run("WinZip175.exe")

However the program wont execute I'm assuming is because of this windows are you sure ? are you sure your sure !?! way if building an operating system :D.

Is that the cause ?, Do others have this problem ?

Thanks 

Ben


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As you can see from the tutorial it was written or Winzip 9.0. You try to install Winzip 17.5. I assume a lot of things have changed.

If you just want to install Winzip then have a look for the command line options of the installer to do a silent install.


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Oki Doki, Cheers! Do you know of any sources for tutorials and the like ?.

Thanks

Ben

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Here is a KB article about how to install WinZIP silently.


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Thanks Water :D, I wasn't really concerned with WinZip specifically I was more interested in just getting to know Autoit


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This would be the perfect way to learn it. Figure out what it's looking for, by examing each command in the demo and finding out what it does in the help file, then change it until it works correctly. You learn a LOT more fixing things that should work than trying to follow along with a static demo.


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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

This would be the perfect way to learn it. Figure out what it's looking for, by examing each command in the demo and finding out what it does in the help file, then change it until it works correctly. You learn a LOT more fixing things that should work than trying to follow along with a static demo.

 

mmmmm, I agree with you 100% 

Any who as suspected it was due to the MS UAC being a douche bag :), adding #RequireAdmin did the trick

; insure's the script has full permissions.
#RequireAdmin 

; Run the application named WinZip175 with the extension .exe 
Run("WinZip175.exe")
Edited by OdinsPath

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Good practice is to add some error checking to your script. Every function of AutoIt sets the return value or the macro @error if an error occurs. This helps in pinpoint the cause of the problem.


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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

I am rather new, how would i display the contents of @error for review if need be ?

Edited by OdinsPath

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You can use ConsoleWrite("Error = " & @error & @CRLF)

You have to also be aware that @error changes after every function called or command used, so you have to check the error returned in the very next line after what you want to check for errors.


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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

Check the function in the help file if it sets the return value or @error.

ControlSend returns 1 if successful. So:

$iReturn = ControlSend(...)
If $iReturn = 0 Then Exit Msgbox(16, "Error", "ControlSend was not successful!")

_ArrayDisplay sets @error. Example:

_ArrayDisplay($aValues)
If @error Then MsgBox(16, "Error", "_ArrayDisplay returned error: " & @error)
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OdinsPath,

You can use either ConsoleWrite (if you run from SciTE then the value appears in the lower pne) or MsgBox. In either case you need to access @error immediately after the function in question as it is reset by any subsequent commands:

; A test function
$cButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("", 1, 1, 1, 1)
; Show the error returned
ConsoleWrite("The error value returned was: " & @error & @CRLF)
; But if we try to access it again
ConsoleWrite("The error value now is: " & @error & @CRLF)
; Because it was reset by the first ConsoleWrite

Or you can save it to a variable, of course:

; A test function
$cButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("", 1, 1, 1, 1)
; Save the value to a variable
$iError = @error
; Show the error returned
MsgBox(0, "Error", "The error value returned was: " & $iError)
; And now if we try to access it again
MsgBox(0, "Error", "The error value returned was: " & $iError)
; And the same value is returned

All clear? :)

M23


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Yup all good guys :D thanks.


'It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.'

 

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Another good source of AutoIt wisdom is the wiki with lots of tutorials.


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OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

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ADO - Wiki

 

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