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hi i have started learning Autoit  for just  3 days  :thumbsup:

i am trying to use the "run" function

can anyone explain what is "workindir"

and how can i open a program like for example "notepad" using "@SW_MINIMIZE" or "@SW_HIDE"

 thanx for all of you

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welcome to AutoIt and to the forum,

have you looked at the help for the "Run" command? the example is just what you need.

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thanks orbs for helping me find my second question about using "@SW_MINIMIZE" or "@SW_HIDE"

but actually what is confusing me , what is "workindir" parameter specifically??

i'll be grateful to answer my question in a simple way

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@WorkingDir is the folder where AutoIt - or the app it starts uning Run - expects to find files that do not have a full path. Take a look here for more information. Think of it as the "Start in parameter of a shortcut. :)

And beware, some AutoIt functions change this value on successful completion - look at FileOpenDialog for an example. Use FileChangeDir if you need to do it yourself. ;)


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:


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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