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need help with my text editor script please.

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hello,

so i made this script:

#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
$Form1 = GUICreate("notepad by g3mini", 501, 501, 258, 127, BitOR($GUI_SS_DEFAULT_GUI,$WS_MAXIMIZEBOX,$WS_SIZEBOX,$WS_THICKFRAME,$WS_TABSTOP))
$edit = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 0, 24, 500, 476)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "arial")
$Input1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Filename here.", 0, 0, 500, 21)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $nMsg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit

        Case $Form1
        Case $Form1
        Case $Form1
        Case $Form1
        Case $Input1
            $name = GUICtrlRead ($Input1)
        case $edit
            $text = GUICtrlRead ($edit)
            $read = FileRead($name)
            if FileExists($name) then
                FileDelete($name)
            EndIf
            FileWrite($name,$text)
    EndSwitch
WEnd

what i want to do is that whenever $name allready exists it shows the text inside the file.

i figured i could probably do this with putting the $read (line 25) inside the $edit (line 5, instead of the "")

but it gives me an error that $read is not declared yet.

is there any way to make it read the variable $read without flipping the whole script upsidedown?

 

 

ps: what the script does is exactly what notepad would but instead it saves every change you make (when i type anything it instantly saves it so that if my laptop/pc crashes it's saved.)

ps2: it works allready but i just can't re-open files. if anyone could teach me any other way of re-opening a file it would be greatfully appreciated.

 

thanks,

dh

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Hi dragonheard,

  Have a look at FileRead & FileWrite to save your data like you are suggesting. Still going to be saved to Notepad though.

And to save variable between uses have a look at the INI functions very close to the other 2 in the helpfile.

very straightforward stuff...

Bill

p.s. you posted in developer chat... o:)

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dragonheard,

 

when i type anything it instantly saves it

Be very careful - what you have just defined is basically a "keylogger". I realise that this is not your original intention, but I would ask you to take great care in how you code this script. Reading and saving the content of the edit when it changes is fine (search the forum for scripts dealing with the $EN_CHANGE message to see how to detect changes) but do not even think of looking for and saving actual keypresses. ;)

M23


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It's a very disk intensive method to use also.

If I type 100 words a minute, I'd not appreciate all those disk operations.

I'd suggest AdlibRegister to check if the control is active and has changed, then save.


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dragonheard,

 

Be very careful - what you have just defined is basically a "keylogger". I realise that this is not your original intention, but I would ask you to take great care in how you code this script. Reading and saving the content of the edit when it changes is fine (search the forum for scripts dealing with the $EN_CHANGE message to see how to detect changes) but do not even think of looking for and saving actual keypresses. ;)

M23

i 'm sorry hahaha it does not record keypresses all it does is act like a notepad wich saves whenever any change is made.

It's a very disk intensive method to use also.

If I type 100 words a minute, I'd not appreciate all those disk operations.

I'd suggest AdlibRegister to check if the control is active and has changed, then save.

it checks if a change is made & then saves it due to the case function and if i make it wait till i stop typing it kind of kills the idea behind it.

Hi dragonheard,

  Have a look at FileRead & FileWrite to save your data like you are suggesting. Still going to be saved to Notepad though.

And to save variable between uses have a look at the INI functions very close to the other 2 in the helpfile.

very straightforward stuff...

Bill

p.s. you posted in developer chat... o:)

thanks :D although i want it to show up in the textbox in the program itself & i don't know where else to post it?

thanks everyone :),

dh

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This should get you started, only the text save part works but you can see how and implement the same logic to write your title to an INI file as suggested.

Very basic....no bells and or whistle's  ;)

#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
$Form1 = GUICreate("notepad by g3mini", 501, 501, 258, 127, BitOR($GUI_SS_DEFAULT_GUI,$WS_MAXIMIZEBOX,$WS_SIZEBOX,$WS_THICKFRAME,$WS_TABSTOP))
$edit = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 0, 24, 500, 476)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "arial")
$Input1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Filename here.", 0, 0, 500, 21)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

Local $saveText = FileOpen("saved.txt", 1)

While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $nMsg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit

        Case $edit
            $text = GUICtrlRead ($edit)
            FileWrite($saveText,$text)

    EndSwitch
WEnd

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Notepad (example)

1. You need to have the flag modification

2. Set the time interval between saves.

If both triggers are allowed to save, then do it.

Allow the user to select. Perhaps a person has a UPS unit, and to pull a head of a hard disk once again will manage more expensively.

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i think i should be describing it more as a live editor there are some websites that allow this that you can even open 1 file with multiple users and instantly see what changes are being made.

 

This should get you started, only the text save part works but you can see how and implement the same logic to write your title to an INI file as suggested.

Very basic....no bells and or whistle's  ;)

#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
$Form1 = GUICreate("notepad by g3mini", 501, 501, 258, 127, BitOR($GUI_SS_DEFAULT_GUI,$WS_MAXIMIZEBOX,$WS_SIZEBOX,$WS_THICKFRAME,$WS_TABSTOP))
$edit = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 0, 24, 500, 476)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "arial")
$Input1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Filename here.", 0, 0, 500, 21)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

Local $saveText = FileOpen("saved.txt", 1)

While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $nMsg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit

        Case $edit
            $text = GUICtrlRead ($edit)
            FileWrite($saveText,$text)

    EndSwitch
WEnd

the reason why i make it delete the file first is because i haven't found a command which empties a file first.

if i don't do so it will paste the whole text whenever a change is made behind the existing text.

example:

i type hi

it says:

hi

but when i delete hi and type bla after

it says:

hibla because it just pasts it behind the text allready there.

 

i've tried a if fileeists $name thing, it detects the file but it does not show it's content inside the edit box

which is what i'm trying to accomplish.

thanks for the help :D,

dh

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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

You can change the Parameters in the FilOpen command to overwrite instead of append  ;-)

Local $saveText = FileOpen("saved.txt", 2) ; $FO_OVERWRITE (2) = Write mode (erase previous contents)
Edited by billo

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thanks :) i might try that,

but i still have not found a way to make it show the content in a file if said file already exists

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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

thanks :) i might try that,

but i still have not found a way to make it show the content in a file if said file already exists

 

File open uses the file that already exists unless it doesnt exixt and then it creates it.

Is that what you mean?

Par 4

The file handle must be closed with the FileClose() function.

A file may fail to open due to access rights or attributes.

The default mode when writing text is ANSI - use the unicode flags to change this. When writing unicode files the Windows default mode (and the fastest in AutoIt due to the least conversion) is UTF16 Little Endian (mode 32).

>>>>>Opening a file in write mode creates the file if it does not exist. Directories are not created unless the correct flag is used.

When reading and writing via the same file handle, the FileSetPos() function must be used to update the current file position.

A file can be read as binary (byte) data by using FileOpen() with the binary flag.
Edited by billo

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thanks billo for the help :),

i did get it to open it but i want it to show the content of opened file in the GUI

not just open it.

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that did not work,

it does open the file i think but it still does not show any content it just overwrites everything without showing it's content first.

here's the code at this moment:

#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
$Form1 = GUICreate("notepad by g3mini", 750, 375, 258, 127, BitOR($GUI_SS_DEFAULT_GUI,$WS_MAXIMIZEBOX,$WS_SIZEBOX,$WS_THICKFRAME,$WS_TABSTOP))
$edit = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 0, 24, 750, 476)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "arial")
$Input1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Filename here.", 0, 0, 750, 21)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $nMsg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit

        Case $Form1
        Case $Form1
        Case $Form1
        Case $Form1
        Case $Input1
            $name = GUICtrlRead ($Input1)
        case $edit
            $text = GUICtrlRead ($edit)
            $read = FileRead($name)
            if FileExists($name) then
        GUICtrlSetData($edit, FileRead($name))
        FileDelete($name)
EndIf
            FileWrite($name,$text)
    EndSwitch
WEnd

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You cant have both

 

You can change the Parameters in the FilOpen command to overwrite instead of append  ;-)

Local $saveText = FileOpen("saved.txt", 2) ; $FO_OVERWRITE (2) = Write mode (erase previous contents)

Its either going to append or overwrite.

if you want something to show up with Johns code you will have to use append.

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You cant have both

Its either going to append or overwrite.

if you want something to show up with Johns code you will have to use append.

I'm sorry, you kinda lost me there: how do i put John's code and that code together?

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#18 ·  Posted (edited)

Here is a dirty solution.

#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>

$Form1 = GUICreate("notepad by g3mini", 750, 375, 258, 127, BitOR($GUI_SS_DEFAULT_GUI, $WS_MAXIMIZEBOX, $WS_SIZEBOX, $WS_THICKFRAME, $WS_TABSTOP))
$edit = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 0, 24, 750, 476)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "arial")
$Input1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Filename here.", 0, 0, 750, 21)
$Dummy = GUICtrlCreateDummy()

Local $aAccelKeys[1][2] = [["{SPACE}", $Dummy]]
GUISetAccelerators($aAccelKeys)

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

$null = 0
$name = ''

While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $nMsg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
        Case $Input1
            $name = GUICtrlRead($Input1)
        Case $Dummy
            If _WinAPI_GetFocus() = GUICtrlGetHandle($edit) Then
                GUISetAccelerators($null)
                Send("{SPACE}")
                GUISetAccelerators($aAccelKeys)
                _Work()
            EndIf
    EndSwitch
WEnd

Func _Work()
    $hFile = FileOpen($name, 2)
    FileWrite($hFile, GUICtrlRead($edit))
    FileClose($hFile)
    ConsoleWrite(FileRead($name) & @LF)
EndFunc   ;==>_Work

When you enter the target filename, you must press enter key for $Input1 to register.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, this will save the edit control to disk, each time the space bar is pressed, so most every word, not letter.

Edited by JohnOne

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#19 ·  Posted (edited)

I'm sorry, you kinda lost me there: how do i put John's code and that code together?

 

Append - will always just add whatever you write to the end of whatever you wrote before like a diary or a ledger.

And you can set it up so what you wrote last time is visible when you open your script see post # 13

Overwrite will gve you a fresh clean empty notepad everytime you openFile anewed.

From what I understand you are going for the diary/ledger, or?

 

Bill

Edited by l3ill

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sorry it took me so long to reply i was busy for a while,

Here is a dirty solution.

#include <EditConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>

$Form1 = GUICreate("notepad by g3mini", 750, 375, 258, 127, BitOR($GUI_SS_DEFAULT_GUI, $WS_MAXIMIZEBOX, $WS_SIZEBOX, $WS_THICKFRAME, $WS_TABSTOP))
$edit = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 0, 24, 750, 476)
GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 12, 400, 0, "arial")
$Input1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("Filename here.", 0, 0, 750, 21)
$Dummy = GUICtrlCreateDummy()

Local $aAccelKeys[1][2] = [["{SPACE}", $Dummy]]
GUISetAccelerators($aAccelKeys)

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

$null = 0
$name = ''

While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $nMsg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
        Case $Input1
            $name = GUICtrlRead($Input1)
        Case $Dummy
            If _WinAPI_GetFocus() = GUICtrlGetHandle($edit) Then
                GUISetAccelerators($null)
                Send("{SPACE}")
                GUISetAccelerators($aAccelKeys)
                _Work()
            EndIf
    EndSwitch
WEnd

Func _Work()
    $hFile = FileOpen($name, 2)
    FileWrite($hFile, GUICtrlRead($edit))
    FileClose($hFile)
    ConsoleWrite(FileRead($name) & @LF)
EndFunc   ;==>_Work

When you enter the target filename, you must press enter key for $Input1 to register.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, this will save the edit control to disk, each time the space bar is pressed, so most every word, not letter.

i tried to add this,

it does not show the previous content in the gui itself :(, thanks for the idea of making is save on each time a space is being sent though :) might make that a permanent.

Append - will always just add whatever you write to the end of whatever you wrote before like a diary or a ledger.

And you can set it up so what you wrote last time is visible when you open your script see post # 13

Overwrite will gve you a fresh clean empty notepad everytime you openFile anewed.

From what I understand you are going for the diary/ledger, or?

 

Bill

that's correct; what i want it to do is save any change being made to the text

and whenever filename allready exists to view it's content inside the editbox

 

thanks,

dh

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