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hi guys, how are you ?? fine? good...
Here is a little question: is it possible to know whish shortcut has been used to launch my autoit app ?
i'm quite sure that there's nothing to do with autoit, but mostly windows ...
My context: i have an app accessed from the network by my user.
In my app i use FileCreateShortcut to point to \\myfileserver\myapp.exe
Soon, in october, they are going to change my fileserver, so my app will be on \myNEWfileserver\myapp.exe
So in my code, i just rewrite my shortcut on the desktop's user. Everything works fine.
BUT..some users have several shortcut for my app (they just manually create another shortcut which i don't know the name).
So maybe they don't use my shortcut but their own ...
=> i know I could list all file on desktop, and for all the .lnk i check if destination is myapp.exe and modify the path but do you see another way ?
have fun !
I am trying to launch the shortcut through autoit, but I am getting below error.
[Window Title] C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /c start "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\erwin\erwin Mart Server r9.8 (64-bit)\Create MartServer Service.lnk" [Content] Windows cannot find 'C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /c start "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\erwin\erwin Mart Server r9.8 (64-bit)\Create MartServer Service.lnk"'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. [OK] Launching the target directly is not feasible as it is dynamic.
$r = ShellExecute(@ComSpec & " /c " & "start """& @ProgramsCommonDir & "\erwin\erwin Mart Server r9.8 (64-bit)\Create MartServer Service.lnk""")
and also Run and RUnwait
I came here with maybe too specific questions about uncommon things, but as people says, I don't lose anything trying to asking here
There's long time that I have a little "experimental" idea: Use windows desktop and it icon system like old videogame consoles (where "sprites" are used to draw things on screen, can be manipulated/animated to make interesting things happen). Some of that inspiration came from another experiments from demoscene.
Researching the possibilities of doing something like that (maybe not so intense) I found that the Windows Desktop uses a GuiListView to show and arrange icons (and of course, AutoIt provides UDF's for that ). So, I'm used that UDF to create dummy icons (not putting files on Desktop, just modifiying the "GUI layer" of desktop for put non-working icons), setting custom values like coordinates, name and Icon (from a list of loaded icons in the GuiListView). As you can see in next image works well in Windows XP... even in Windows 95 (that's not the case from Windows Vista to 10, but I already posted another question here about that... anyways, for now I'm working that with a isolated XP machine... sigh).
Another video doing an animation with that:
How I make that custom icons? Here:
$hWnd = ControlGetHandle("Program Manager", "", "[CLASS:SysListView32; INSTANCE:1]") $newItem = _GUICtrlListView_AddItem ( $hWnd, "TEST", 32 ) ; with an icon of index 32 _GUICtrlListView_SetItemPosition ( $hWnd, $newItem, 300, 300 ) ; set some example property. Put in X=300 Y=300 Okay, so the next phase was changing the icons with custom ones. And here starts the issues. As AutoIT help says, icons from GuiListView came from a loaded GUIImageList, which, seeing past images I conclude that it's already preloaded with some sort of most used icons (something like an icon cache?). But If I modify it (or create another GUIImageList and then put into the GuiListView) the icons became corrupted and replaced with blank ones. (can be reverted deleting IconCache.db, just like when windows shows wrong icons in desktop).
How I change icons? Here
$hImage = _GUIImageList_Create(48, 48, 5) ; create an image list for 48x48 icons $newIcon = _GUIImageList_AddIcon($imageList, @SystemDir & "\shell32.dll", 110) ; just adding a new icon in the image list _GUICtrlListView_SetImageList($hWnd, $hImage, 0) ; $hwnd is the desktop hwnd Another option as workaround for setting icons was getting the desktop GUIImageList, and modifiyng it directly. I otbtain a GUIImageList handle, but ... without any images inside! (That's strange beacuse, when I set desktop item icons without altering the GUIImageList, it applies correctly). And finally if I try to add new ones, it returns -1 with @error setted.
How I'm trying to get desktop GUIImageList? Here.
$imageList = _GUICtrlListView_GetImageList ( $hWnd, 0 ) MsgBox(0,_GUIImageList_GetImageCount ( $imageList ), $imageList) ; getting image count and GUIImageList handle $newIcon = _GUIImageList_AddIcon($imageList, @SystemDir & "\shell32.dll", 110) ; adding icons without success So, what is the question? There's something wrong I'm doing while trying to set the new icon set on desktop? Or desktop icons work in different way than the rest of the GuiListView's? Or there's something really stupid that I can't saw before that corrupts the icons?
Also... if there's not known solution for that, do you have some idea for doing a workaround for that? Or another crazy idea? (Maybe putting real files instead dummy icons could be a solution ... a very slow one). Or even maybe (maybe not, I sure about that xD) do you want to help with this "experiment".
Thanks in advance, have a good day
I wondered why negative integers I wrote into registry (e.g. negative x-coordinates of a gui if using two monitors and the right one is the main one) wouldn't return right when reading. Now I know: it is saved as an unsigned integer (without algebraic sign). So here is a snippet that is changing unsigned to signed integer:
Global Const $g_sRegKey = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\" & @ScriptName ; path to registry RegWrite($g_sRegKey, "Value", "REG_DWORD", -2147483647) ; write some negative integer into registry; -2147483647 highest possible negative integer , 2147483648 highest possible positive integer if talking of 32bit Local $sValue = RegRead($g_sRegKey, "Value") ; read out registry ConsoleWrite("Value: " & $sValue & @CRLF) ; show real value in console Local $sResult = _SignedInteger($sValue) ; change to signed value ConsoleWrite("Result: " & $sResult & @CRLF) ; and show it in console Func _SignedInteger($iUnsignedInteger) Local $iSignedInteger If $iUnsignedInteger > (2^31) Then ; then it means a negative integer $iSignedInteger = $iUnsignedInteger - (2^32) Else $iSignedInteger = $iUnsignedInteger EndIf Return $iSignedInteger EndFunc It took me some time to find out the problem and so I hope I can help somebody with this.
I am trying to launch a shortcut.
But I am getting a file not found error.
Even I kept a condition to check the file exist and it is there but still I am getting the below error on run command.
$release = "r10.0" $bit = "64" $erwinShortcut = @ProgramsCommonDir&"\erwin\erwin Data Modeler "& $release &" ("& $bit &"-bit)\erwin Data Modeler "& $release &" ("& $bit &"-bit).lnk" Run(@ComSpec & " /c """& $erwinShortcut &"""", @TempDir, @SW_HIDE) [Window Title] C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\erwin\erwin Data Modeler r10.0 (64-bit)\erwin Data Modeler r10.0 (64-bit).lnk [Content] C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\erwin\erwin Data Modeler r10.0 (64-bit)\erwin Data Modeler r10.0 (64-bit).lnk The specified path does not exist. Check the path, and then try again. [OK] Any suggestions?
Even I tried surrounding with both double and single quotes for the path of lnk.
And even changed the working directory to startmenu folder and also exe folder.