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Iczer

I made some function to open file-containing folder in Windows Explorer, make sure file is visible and select it. (WinXP)

but it seems i cannot get it work - $iIndex is always "-1"

#include <GuiListView.au3>

_LocateFileInCatalog(@SystemDir & "\freecell.exe")


Func _LocateFileInCatalog($path)
    Local $fileName = StringRegExpReplace($path,'^.*\\','')
    Local $folderName = StringRegExpReplace($path,'\\[^\\]*$', '')
    Run(@WindowsDir & "\explorer.exe /e, " & $folderName)
    Local $hExplorer = WinWaitActive($folderName, "", 8)
    Local $hLWExp = ControlGetHandle($hExplorer, "", "[CLASS:SysListView32;INSTANCE:1]")
    ;Local $iIndex = _GUICtrlListView_FindText($hLWExp, $fileName)
    Local $iIndex = _GUICtrlListView_FindInText($hLWExp, $fileName)
    _GUICtrlListView_EnsureVisible($hLWExp, $iIndex)
    _GUICtrlListView_SetItemSelected($hLWExp, $iIndex, True, False)
EndFunc

What i'm doing wrong?

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mLipok

$sParam = '/select,"' & @SystemDir & '\charmap.exe"'
ConsoleWrite($sParam & @CRLF)
ShellExecute(@WindowsDir & '\explorer.exe', $sParam)

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BugFix
Thats all, what you need for this  :shifty:
Run("Explorer /select," & "Your_Path")

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mLipok

if you want to use Run()

perhaps that is better:

Run('Explorer /select,"' & $fFilePath &'"')

ps.

I used ShellExecute() specifically, to show with a ConsoleWrite(), how parameter should look like.


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Iczer

Thanks! It seems i overcomplicated task :thumbsup:

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Newbie alert!!  If it is wrong to respond to old threads, then I apologize in advance.

I have taken the script that Iczer started (above) and attempted to expand on it.  What I am trying to do is to use Windows Explorer GUI to perform repetitive tasks that require the use of the Windows GUI.  The intent of the script is to obtain either the mouse position of the file in order to double click on it or to be able to select the file to copy to another folder.  Obtaining the mouse pointer to the file did not work (I think) because I did not use the GUICreate within Autoit to create the Windows Explorer window.  This second attempt is to select the file from a list(ing) of the directory on the screen.  The problem encountered is that the index variable never gets initialized with the index value.  If the Windows OS process is understood correctly, there is a windows handle/pointer to the Windows Explorer Screen, a handle/pointer to the menu item on the Windows Explorer screen named [CLASS:DirectUIHWND; INSTANCE:3], and a system handle/pointer to the ??Windows Explorer menu handle??.  Not really sure about the last one.  The Class name was determined by the use of the Autoit v3 Window Info Tool.    

Would someone please explain the difference in the handle/pointers mentioned above?  

Is this function beyond the range of Autoit functionality?  

Many thanks in advance for your help.

 

 

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spudw2k

Not to detract for your question...but if the ultimate goal is to copy files there are much better way to do so (using AutoIt) than manipulating the Windows Explorer GUI.  We might be able to make better recommendations if you can elaborate on what the end goal is.

To get back to your question, many UDFs (User Defined Functions) are included with AutoIt (_GUICtrl*).  These functions are designed to work with non-AutoIt GUIs.  In theory there is nothing intrinsic about what you want to do that can't be done with AutoIt.

Sorry it's not a direct solution, but if you search the forums for Explorer, I'm sure you'll find topics of use if that is really what you need to do to automate your task.


BTW: necro-posting is generally frowned upon, particularly if you are expecting an answer from someone who hasn't visited the forums in a long time--not the case here, but just wanted to let you know since you mentioned posting on an old thread.

Edited by spudw2k
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